The search for a young man who was shed hunting ended happily Sunday afternoon. 

The Sevier County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a 16-year-old Monroe boy who had not come home at approximately 1 a.m., Sunday. The boy had left Monroe driving a pickup truck, and when he didn’t return, his parents became concerned and called the sheriff’s office, said Nate Curtis, Sevier County Sheriff.

“We had our guys plus Piute, Wayne, Sanpete, Millard and Beaver looking for him,” Curtis said. A Utah Highway Patrol helicopter and volunteers in airplanes were also looking for the youth.

However, it was a Forest Service officer who found the boy near Salina Creek. The boy’s truck had become stuck, but he was uninjured. 

Curtis said at the same time, there was a page to look for a woman who had threatened her own life. She was also found in Richfield unharmed.

“Just as well, we’re coming back into town, we got called out again,” Curtis said. 

This time is was for a 72-year-old man who had been on a kayak on Koosharem Reservoir who had fallen in the water. 

“Fortunately he was wearing a life jacket and a wetsuit,” Curtis said. He said the man was pulled out of the reservoir in good condition. 

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