Update: Missing hiker’s body found in Crazy Mountains

Posted at 1:02 PM, Aug 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-15 22:59:47-04

UPDATE: The body of the missing hiker in the Crazy Mountains has been found.

Around 2 o’clock Wednesday afternoon, search and rescue crews located the body of the 39-year-old volunteer from Michigan.

He was reported missing Monday night when he didn’t return from a hike.

His body was found in a steep, rocky chute in Sweet Grass County.

He was volunteering with the Rocky Mountain Goat Alliance with Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks.

His identity has not been released.

LIVINGSTON – Searchers are looking for a 39-year-old Michigan man reported missing Monday in the Crazy Mountains near Cave Lake.

Park County Undersheriff Clay Herbst said in a Tuesday press release that the man had been volunteering with the Rocky Mountain Goat Alliance on a project with Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks when he was back late from a hike at 10:20 p.m. Monday.

Deputies from Sweet Grass County confirmed the missing man’s vehicle was at the trailhead, and searchers from Park County and an infrared unit from Two Bear Air were called.

Tuesday morning, Park County Search and Rescue and other volunteers joined the search, which included two ground teams and Rocky Mountain Rotors. They did not find the man Tuesday.

The search will resume Wednesday, Herbst said. The terrain is rugged and remote, he added.

Authorities are contacting friends and family and haven’t released the man’s name.