Search For Local Hiker Missing in Colorado


Gene George missing hiker from Bay Village.
Picture courtesy- Chaffee County Sheriff’s Department Colorado.

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BUENA VISTA, Colorado- An extensive search is underway for a missing Bay Village hiker who vanished while in Colorado.

Gene George, 64, has not been heard from since last Wednesday, September 18, when he called a friend in Cleveland  from his Buena Vista motel room.

Authorities say during the call, George said he planned to hike Mount Harvard either the next day or Friday.

When he failed to check out of his motel room as scheduled Sunday, the owner notified Buena Vista police.

According to the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Department in Colorado, authorities discovered George’s vehicle parked and locked at the North Cottonwood Creek trailhead and began to search the surrounding area.

When the search failed to turn up any trace of him by Monday evening, other agencies were asked to join the search.

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