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MISSING: Idaho man failed to return home from backpacking trip in the Uintas

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Kyle S. Wimpenny left his Boise home on Sunday, Sept. 13 to backpack in the High Uintas and made plans to hike Kings Peak, according to the Summit County Sheriff's Office. (Photo: Summit County Sheriff's Office)

UPDATE: (Evening of Sept. 20, 2020) – Search for missing Idaho hiker in Utah ends tragically, body found 1,000 feet below peak

UPDATE: (Morning of Sept. 20, 2020) -- Lt. Andrew Wright with Summit County Sheriff's Office said attempts to get more resources to assist with the search for Kyle Wimpenny was taking place on Sunday. He said there is a lot of ground to cover.

SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) - A 25-year-old Idaho man was reported missing after authorities found his vehicle abandoned in the Uinta Mountains.

Kyle S. Wimpenny left his Boise home on Sunday, Sept. 13 to backpack in the High Uintas and made plans to hike Kings Peak, according to the Summit County Sheriff's Office.

Wimpenny reportedly told his roommate he would return on Wednesday, Sept. 16.

In the early morning hours of Thursday, Sept. 17, the sheriff's office located Wimpenny's vehicle at the Henry's Fork trailhead. Search and rescue crews have been searching by foot, horseback and aircraft for Wimpenny since yesterday.

The Summit County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help to find Wimpenny.

He is described as a Caucasian man with long brown hair and a beard. He is five-feet, eight-inches tall and weighs 145 pounds with hazel eyes and a scar above his right eyebrow.

Family members believe he was hiking with a blue backpack.

Anyone who was in the area and believes they may have seen Wimpenny is asked to call the Summit County Sheriff's Office at 435-615-3601.



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