YELLOWSTONE, Wyo. (ABC4) – The search is underway in Yellowstone National Park for an Ogden man reported late by his family over the weekend.
Yellowstone rangers say a family member of Kim Crumbo, 74, and her half-brother Mark O’Neill, 67, of Chimacum, Wash., Reported the couple missing on Sunday, September 19. Crumbo and O’Neill had made a four night trip backcountry to Lake Shoshone.
That day, park crews found a vacant campground with equipment on the south side of Shoshone Lake. A canoe, paddle, personal flotation device and other personal effects were on the eastern shore of the lake.
On the morning of Monday, September 20, officials in Yellowstone said O’Neill’s body was found along the eastern shore of Shoshone Lake.
Search and rescue efforts continued on foot in the area Tuesday to locate Crumbo. The Grand Teton National Park interagency ship and crew are also involved in flight operations.
According to Yellowstone National Park Rangers, O’Neill and Crumbo are both retirees from the National Park Service, and Crumbo is a former Navy Seal.
Forest rangers continue to investigate the incident. If you are in the park near the search area, the rangers ask you to avoid areas where law enforcement, equipment, vehicles and their related activities are carried out.
Shoshone Lake, the second largest lake in the park, is located at the head of the Lewis River southwest of West Thumb. At 8,050 acres, Yellowstone Rangers say the lake’s average temperature throughout the year is around 48 ° F. Survival time is estimated to be just 20 to 30 minutes in water at this temperature. .