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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Christian Herrera, 77

KINGS PEAK, Summit County — A search operation for a Provo man who left his friend on the trail to Kings Peak Thursday afternoon will continue into its third day.

Searchers called off the search for the night around 7 p.m. Saturday and will resume operations Sunday morning, said Summit County sheriff's detective Kacey Bates.

"There are ground teams, there are people riding horseback, they are using dog teams, there's aerial searchers, and people are on foot," Bates said.

Christian Herrera, 77, was riding toward Kings Peak with a friend when he got off his horse and set off on his own to take some photos, according to Bates. She said he was last seen at 2 p.m. on Thursday about a mile north of Gunsight Pass.

About 30 to 40 people are searching for Herrara, working at altidudes between 9,000 to 13,000 feet in rugged terrain, Bates said.

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Herrera was wearing a dark green windbreaker, khaki pants, a tan hat and hiking boots when he was last seen, according to Bates. He is described as 5 feet 8 inches tall and 150 pounds, with gray hair and a light gray beard.

Herrera is in good physical condition but did not have appropriate clothing and supplies to stay on the mountain overnight, according to Bates.

She said the sheriff's office is not asking for civilian volunteers at this time.

— DAPHNE CHEN

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