Missing Snowboarders Michael George and Kyle Kerschen, Search Continues near Wolf Creek Ski in Colorado
Two 27 year old snow boarders Michael George and Kyle Kerschen, both from Albuquerque, NM have been missing since Saturday, 1/5/08. There is still no sign of the missing snow boarders as search efforts continue. Recently tow other snow boarders, Adam Putnam and his fiancee Rachel Fehl who had been missing since Saturday were rescued in Sante FE, NM.
Mineral County Sheriff Fred Hosselkus asked anyone who may have seen the men before they disappeared to contact authorities. Sheriff’s spokeswoman Sandy Kroll said missing-person fliers were being distributed in surrounding communities, and skiers and others were asked to look for any sign of them.
Kroll said Hosselkus has not said how long the search would continue. The men’s families have asked authorities to keep looking.
CREEDE, Colo. (AP) — The Wolf Creek Ski Patrol and at least one helicopter resumed the search Friday for two snowboarders missing for nearly a week in the southwest Colorado mountains.
A third person was reported missing after an avalanche in southern Colorado.
Michael George and Kyle Kerschen were reported missing on Jan. 5 near the Wolf Creek ski resort about 170 miles southwest of Denver. Both are 27 and both are from Albuquerque
Their car was found in the ski area’s parking lot.
The bodies of two New Mexico men last seen snowboarding at Wolf Creek Ski Resort in January have been found.
On Monday, a helicopter found and removed the bodies of 27-year-olds Michael George and Kyle Kerschen, both of Albuquerque, Mineral County Sheriff Fred Hosselkus said in a statement.
“We’re thankful we found them and they were together,” said George’s mother, Laura George.