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The recovery, behind the scenes

Caring and adrenaline fuel searchers


Zachary Laux

A group of searchers approach a Carbon County Sheriff’s truck March 4. Searchers set up base camp at the base of Pennock Mountain to orginize a rescue mission for a lost pilot.

Search and rescue volunteers were all doing something different before they got the call reporting a plane went down on Pennock Mountain March 3.

Volunteer Matt Roberts was spending time with his children. Carbon County Sheriff’s Deputy Travis Starck was at a benefit dinner in Encampment. Volunteer Randy Sikes was doing chores.

But they all responded to the call in the same way. Roberts, Starck and Sikes, along with several other search and rescue volunteers, dropped what they were doing and reported to the Saratoga Police Department for briefing.

At about 5 p.m. on March 3 the Carbon...

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