Civil Air Patrol locates missing Kansas man in Colorado
A missing Kansas man was found in Colorado on Feb. 11, 2014 by Colorado Civil Air Patrol crews. (Photo: Courtesy Cheyenne County Sheriff's Office)
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A Kansas man that went missing Sunday evening was located Tuesday in Colorado by the Civil Air Patrol.
The 66-year-old man went missing Sunday night after his black Chevy Tahoe ran off a dirt road and became stuck in a field, said the Cheyenne County Sheriff’s Office in a release on Tuesday.
Before running off the road, the man used his cell phone to dial 911, said police.
His phone was not GPS-enabled, however, the Colorado Civil Air Patrol used cell phone forensics to help the Kiowa and Cheyenne County Sheriff’s Offices identify a general area for the search, CAP told FOX31 Denver.
CAP said it began an air and on-ground search Tuesday morning, which included about 30 CAP members with three aircrafts and ground crews from the Front Range.
The Cheyenne County Sheriff’s Office also posted on Facebook Monday, asking residents in the surrounding areas to be on the lookout for the 66-year-old.
CAP said crews located him Tuesday afternoon in a remote area of Cheyenne County.
He was transported to a nearby hospital to be checked out, but officials said they expect him to be OK.