Sheriff's deputies and search crews are looking for a Midvale man who allegedly went to Tooele County for a vacation two weeks ago and never returned.
Gary Hobson, 49, apparently rented a four-wheel-drive vehicle from a Salt Lake area car rental company on July 2 and headed west to Tooele County. Hobson was supposed to return the vehicle on July 7 but didn't, Tooele County Sheriff Frank Scharmann said.One of Hobson's co-workers at Raytheon Aircraft in West Valley City contacted Scharmann's office Monday and reported Hobson missing, the sheriff said. Co-workers said they didn't know Hobson's exact destination, only that he was interested in looking at some American Indian petroglyphs and possibly would do some mountain climbing, Scharmann said.
"Apparently he was an experienced hiker and outdoorsman," Scharmann said.
About 20 sheriff's deputies and seven rescue dogs have been looking for Hobson since Tuesday. On Thursday afternoon, the rented vehicle was located in a Stansbury Island canyon, Scharmann said.
The vehicle has provided some clues to the location where Hobson was hiking but nothing specific.
"We found some maps and things, but they're from all over," the sheriff said.