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2 men missing after vehicle likely falls through ice

February 4, 2019

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — Authorities say two men are missing after they possibly drove a tracked snow vehicle onto a frozen lake and fell through the ice in western Colorado.

The Daily Sentinel reports Delta County sheriff’s deputies were called to the Grand Mesa Lodge Sunday after the owner reported the men failed to check out and their belongings were still in the room.

Delta County Sheriff Mark Taylor says 30-year-old Ryan Wells and 30-year-old Richard Colton are missing.

Lodge owner Michael Wenner told deputies that Wells had brought a Sno-Cat vehicle to the lodge.

Vehicle tracks were later found leading to a hole where the vehicle might have fallen through the ice at Island Lake.

The Summit County Sheriff’s Office was planning to use an underwater drone to search the lake.


Information from: The Daily Sentinel, http://www.gjsentinel.com

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