Massive Search Planned Saturday For Hiker Missing Near Minturn

Minturn (AP) A massive search and rescue operation is being planned Saturday in the Holy Cross wilderness. At least 100 people are expected to scour the boulder field near the summit of the Mount of Holy Cross where a 35–year–old woman from lakewood went missing last weekend.

They plan to walk shoulder–to–shoulder over the area and authorities are asking anyone not participating in the search to stay out of the area.

Michelle Vanek was climbing the 14,000 foot peak with a friend last Saturday when she stopped to rest and he continued on.
he didn't see her when he returned.

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