2016-11-15 Stranded Treasure Hunter West of Split Rock

At 7:45 P.M., Tuesday evening, Fremont County Sheriff’s Dispatch informed Search and Rescue Commander of a stranded treasure hunter high centered on some rocks, North West of Split Rock, off the Red Road. The 58-year-old man from Parker had been searching for items with his metal detector in one of the favorite areas he likes to explore, on the desert. His choice to come home on a new road that he hadn’t traveled before went over a huge rock pile, and unfortunately his vehicle bottomed out causing it to become high centered on the frame. Using coordinates from his 911 call, Fremont County Search & Rescue located the subject at 9:16 P.M. They were able to free his vehicle from the rock pile and lead him back to the Red Road. From there he continued home.