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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, Snowboarders_missingNM 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.

UPDATE I: Hunt resumes for two Colorado snowboarders

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.

UPDATE II: Richardson, Udall intervene for missing N.M. men

UPDATE III: Hunt resumes for 2 snowboarders; 3rd person missing in avalanche

UPDATE IV: Bodies of Missing Michael George and Kyle Kerschen have been Found

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.

January 12th, 2008 at 01:07pm Posted by | Found Deceased, Missing, Missing Adult, Pictures, Search and Rescue | 3 comments

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  1. Thanks to Gove Bill Richardson (NM) and our CO governer, Bill Ritter, for ordering out National Guard support and other support to continue the search for Michael and Kyle.
    I pray for a miracle and thoughts and prayers go out to all of their family and friends who must be worried sick.
    Question: Has there been any activity on either one’s cell phone since Friday?

    Question: Did they pay for their passes with credit card? Can’t Wolf Creek at least track their passes that were scanned showing time and lift location? It’s a start…

    I do pray for a miracle.

    Comment by Sandra | January 12, 2008

  2. Wondering what there can happened?
    When they are not finding them soon, it can good be there is a snow avalanches or gletsher slit involved to them missing. Why don’t used they snow avalanches dogs?

    Comment by Blonde | January 12, 2008

  3. Thanks to all the help, and support that funded the search. This story page can be updated now.

    Comment by BK | June 18, 2008

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