A teenage hunter who spent most of the night lost in a mountain snowstorm without a coat was found safe Saturday morning.
Paramedics treated Doug Wright, 16, of Farmington, for hypothermia and exposure when he was found at 3:15 a.m. - seven hours after Search and Rescue workers began looking for him. He was taken to Lakeview Hospital and later released, a nursing supervisor said.Wright became separated from his hunting companions in Steed Canyon on Friday evening. When the Davis County Sheriff's Office was notified about 8 p.m., an inch of snow had already fallen in the canyon, a dispatcher said.
Searchers with snowmobiles began looking at the top of the ridges and search dogs began looking for Wright at the bottom of the canyon. Visibility was only 20 feet during the snowstorm and at times was reduced to no visibility, according to the dispatcher.
Rescuers reportedly heard Wright's voice at 1:15 a.m. but didn't find him until two hours later. He was wearing only tennis shoes, jeans, a hunting vest and possibly a sweat shirt, the dispatcher said.