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Search on for 13-year-old Boy Scout in Wyoming mountains

Rescuers scramble to find boy, 13, with Asperger’s, who went missing in the Wyoming mountains after becoming separated from his Boy Scout group

  • A manhunt is underway for a missing 13-year-old Boy Scout from Wyoming
  • Garrett Hunter was last seen in the Wind River Range near Elkhart Park Saturday
  • The boy, who has autism, was last seen wearing a blue shirt and blue backback
  • Police said Hunter’s family and volunteers from Utah have joined in the search
  • Anyone with further information has been asked to contact the Sublette County Sheriff’s Office

A search is underway in the mountains of western Wyoming for a 13-year-old Utah boy who became separated from his Boy Scout group during a backcountry hiking trip.

Sublette County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Travis Bingham said the search for Garrett Hunter, of Draper, had intensified Sunday morning.

Bingham said it’s been more than 24 hours since the teenager, who has Asperger’s, was last seen in the Wind River Range near Elkhart Park.

A manhunt is underway for missing 13-year-old Boy Scout Garrett Hunter (pictured) from Wyoming

Hunter became separated Saturday afternoon from his Boy Scout group during a backcountry hiking trip

Hunter became separated Saturday afternoon from his Boy Scout group during a backcountry hiking trip

The sheriff’s department said the location he was last spotted at was located between 1000 Island Lake and Mary’s Lake. 

The scout group had been on a 50-mile, multi-day hike at the time.

The area, about 10 miles from Pinedale, is remote but heavily traveled by hikers.

Members of Hunter’s family and volunteers from Utah have joined in the search, which also includes a helicopter and other aircraft.

The boy was last seen in the Wind River Range near Elkhart Park Saturday

The boy was last seen in the Wind River Range near Elkhart Park Saturday

The location he was last spotted at was located between 1000 Island Lake and Mary¿s Lake

The location he was last spotted at was located between 1000 Island Lake and Mary’s Lake

Bingham added that Hunter ‘may not approach anyone for help due to his condition.’  

The boy has blonde hair and is 5’9″ and 130 lbs. He was last seen wearing a blue shirt with a blue backpack.

Anyone with further information is asked to contact the Sublette County Sheriff’s Office.

The Sublette County Sheriff's Office released this missing persons flyer for Hunter

The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office released this missing persons flyer for Hunter

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