CASTLE DALE — A Montana man was rescued from the Three Canyons area of the Green River in good condition Thursday.
Blake Miller, of Missoula, Mont., was attempting to raft down the river from Green River State Park to Hite Marina at Lake Powell, police said. Miller had adequate food, clothing and supplies to stay on the river until Jan. 10, but became stranded when the river froze.
Miller had been checking in with his father each morning and night since he set out on Dec. 16 using a DeLorme inReach GPS tracker. Miller's father contacted the Emery County Sheriff's Office on Thursday, reporting his son had been checking in at the same location for a week.
A sheriff's deputy responded to the Three Canyons area and made contact with Miller, who indicated he was in good physical condition but was in an area where he couldn't hike out.
A Utah Highway Patrol helicopter was called in to retrieve Miller and fly him to the Green River Airport, where he was picked up and taken back to his vehicle.
- The pimple dilemma: To pop or not to pop
- Dad who placed ad for a wife for his son gets...
- Prosecutors: Dad, son fleeing police killed...
- Quiz: Name that movie (filmed in Utah)
- Quiz: Who said it?: Utah coaches edition
- Quiz: Which Utah attraction should you road...
- Quiz: Which epic Airbnb in Utah should be...
- Police shoot, critically injure 'prime...
- Gov. Gary Herbert calls margin of... 42
- 45 new locations open to provide free... 38
- Misty Snow likely to advance to general... 37
- Mitt Romney says family still wants him... 35
- Supreme Court abortion decision could... 31
- Old West showdown? Freeway cattle drive... 30
- History-making transgender U.S. Senate... 29
- Hal Boyd: Why Mitt Romney's family,... 26