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Lookout for hikers sought

The Summit County Sheriff's Office is asking hunters and recreationists to be on the lookout for two out-of-state women missing since Sept. 8 and feared dead.

For eight days, hundreds of volunteer searchers and rescuers combed the High Uintas for Carole Wetherton, 58, and Kim Beverly, 39, but found nothing.

People hunting or recreating near Provo River's upper and north forks, Weber River's middle and main forks, Trial Lake, Holiday Park and Thousand Peaks Ranch are asked to be on the lookoutfor the women, a Summit County sheriff's statement released Tuesday said.

The mother and daughter, from the Atlanta area, may have attempted to take cover in thick timbered areas or rocky outcroppings, the statement said.

They may have been caught unprepared in a mountain storm that lasted several days and brought freezing temperatures, rain and snow, according to the statement.

The women are believed to have been wearing light-colored T-shirts, tanks, shorts or exercise pants, the statement said.

Hunters and hikers are encouraged to investigate any strange or unusual sights in the area. If the women are found, note the location with a global-positioning device and call the sheriff's office at 435-615-3600.