One of Three Lost Snowmobilers Dead

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

BRECKENRIDGE, COLO. (AP) _ Authorities say one of the snowmobilers lost in the snow-covered mountains west of Denver is dead.

The other two men in the group are recovering at a Glenwood Springs hospital this morning after a national guard helicopter spotted their campfire Tuesday night.

Craig Morris, of Florida, and Murry Melloni of Littleton told rescuers that John McKibben of Kremmling died sometime Monday night.

Crews are planning to resume a search this morning to find Mckibben's body.

The three men failed to return Sunday night from a planned one-day trip.

Rescuers say cell-phone text messages the men sent, helped find them.


KKCO firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKCO 11News.

powered by Disqus
KKCO NBC 11 News 2531 Blichmann Avenue Grand Junction, CO 81505 Station Phone: 970.243.1111 Business Fax: 970.243.1770 Newsroom Fax: 970.245.3793 News Tip & Contest Line: 970.255.8477
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 14903441 - nbc11news.com/a?a=14903441