Search Continues for Reitmann

By on September 25, 2015

granitecreekJackson, WY – Today marks the third day of a search in Granite Creek for Wilson resident Bernhard Reitmann, who failed to return home after a day of hunting Wednesday. A sizable group of search and rescue officials and community members have banded together to find the 85-year-old hunter and original owner of the Heidelberg Inn.

According to a press release issued by Teton County Sheriff’s Office, yesterday approximately 60 people participated in field search operations. TCSAR requested additional assistance from community members available to join the organization’s trained volunteers. As a result, the team for today’s search work has expanded to 70 people in the field, again supported by two civilian owned helicopters, dog teams, and riders on horseback. The group is combing a 14 square mile area on the west side of Granite Creek.

People with information about Reitmann’s location should contact Teton County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch at 733-2331 so the information can promptly be shared with search teams. Rietmann was last known to be at the Highline Trailhead in the Granite Creek area on the morning of Wednesday, September 23, the press release stated. He was wearing a blue jacket, a hunting cap, and boots and carrying a rifle when he left on his hunting trip.

Those interested in adding their name to a list of potential temporary volunteers should call 732-8846 to sign up. Volunteers need to be exceptionally physically fit and able to hike for eight hours in difficult terrain.

 

 

 

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About Robyn Vincent

Robyn is the editor of Jackson Hole Snowboarder Magazine and former editor of Planet Jackson Hole. When she's not sweating deadlines, she likes to travel the world with her notebook and camera in hand. Follow her on Twitter @TheNomadicHeart

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