Missoula man rescued from frozen Utah river

2012-12-28T10:37:00Z 2012-12-28T13:08:28Z Missoula man rescued from frozen Utah riverThe Associated Press The Associated Press
December 28, 2012 10:37 am  • 

CASTLE DALE, Utah — Authorities in Utah say they helped rescue a Montana rafter who got stuck when the river froze.

Blake Miller of Missoula was trying to raft from Green River State Park in eastern Utah to Lake Powell and had been checking in with his father twice a day using a GPS tracker.

Officials say Miller's father called the Emery County Sheriff's Office Thursday, saying his son had been checking in from the same location for a week.

A deputy found Miller in good condition in the Three Canyons area, but found the rafter couldn't hike out.

Authorities say a Utah Highway Patrol helicopter retrieved Miller and flew him to the Green River Airport, where he was picked up and taken to his vehicle.

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    montanamuralist - December 28, 2012 12:26 pm
    I guess the last thing I would think of doing this time of year is going rafting anywhere except maybe Florida. Glad this turned out ok.
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