Search and rescue crews say they found the body of a 29-year-old hiker who disappeared on Mount Emma over the weekend. The San Miguel Sheriff’s Office says Patrick Eells, of Telluride, was found Monday afternoon, May 31, 2021, on the Dallas-Gilpin ridge about 3.5 miles north of Telluride.
Eells’ girlfriend told crews he was an experienced mountaineer and set out to hike from Telluride, run on Sneffels Highline and possibly climb Mount Emma on Sunday, May 30, 2021.
He was reported missing late Sunday night. Crews deployed to find him Monday morning using aircraft.
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29 years old
Sexual Orientation: HETEROSEXUAL
Classification: DAY/NIGHT HIKER
Foul Play Suspected: No
Suspected Suicide: No
Cause of Death: Accident - Fall
Reported missing on May 30, 2021 - 394 days, 13 hours, 5 minutes ago
Found on May 31, 2021 - 393 days, 13 hours, 5 minutes ago
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This case file has been assigned the Missing Persons ID 4551
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