Snowmobile Team Searches For Body Of Missing Man On The Grand Mesa

Members of the Snow Skippers Snowmobile Team of the Mesa County Search and Rescue Team were on the Grand Mesa again Wednesday in yet another effort to find the body of a Grand Junction snowshoer who has been missing for 16 days. Dan Walker, 54, was reported missing on January 10th after going on a day trip snow shoeing and cross–country skiing with his family.

More than two dozen searchers battled extreme weather conditions for two days before finding Debra Walker, his wife, and their daughter, Camille. They told the snowmobile team the engineer had snow shoed to get help. Walker hasn't been seen since and the search has officially been called off for now,but the snowmobile team says it will continue to make periodic searches.

11 News Videojournalist Mike Gooch spent Wednesday with the Snow Skippers getting the story behind the story of the search for Walker. Beginning Thursday, 11 News will bring you more on how the search was conducted, as well as what you need you know to stay alive when the unexpected happens in the winter wilderness.


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