Rescue teams search for missing ex Navy Seal, 74, after half-brother died near Yellowstone Lake
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The search continues for a former Navy Seal whose half-brother was found dead earlier this week after the couple failed to return home in time after a four-night trip to Yellowstone National Park.
On Monday, search and rescue teams located the body of Mark O’Neill, 67, on the eastern shore of Shoshone Lake, Yellowstone’s second largest lake, according to a park statement. O’Neill’s cause of death has not been released.
The day before, after a family member informed the park of the disappearance of O’Neill and Kim Crumbo, 74, “park crews located a vacant campground with equipment on the south side of the park. Shoshone Lake, as well as a canoe, paddle, PFD and other personal effects on the east side of the lake. “
In an update Wednesday, park officials said the search for Crumbo “will continue over the next few days.”
The incident is still under investigation.
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According to the park, the average temperature of Shoshone Lake is around 48 degrees Fahrenheit – and “survival time is estimated to be just 20 to 30 minutes in the water.”
In addition, the park’s website contains several warnings regarding boating on the eastern shore of the lake.
“Most of the time, the winds on Shoshone Lake come from the southwest, causing waves of 2 to 3 feet or more on the eastern shore, making paddling difficult, if not impossible and dangerous,” it reads. a security warning.
Noting that “winds and waves on Shoshone Lake can develop suddenly at any time,” the park suggests that all open water crossings be undertaken before 10 a.m., when the winds usually pick up.
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In addition to being a former Navy Seal, Crumbo spent 20 years working for the Grand Canyon National Park Service, according to the website of the Rewilding Institute, a conservation organization with which Crumbo worked.
He was a ranger and wilderness coordinator for the National Park Service and was a professional river guide for a decade. He is also a member of the Potawatomi tribe.
“We are shocked to learn that former Wildlands Network staff member Kim Crumbo was reported missing while on a hiking trip in Yellowstone National Park,” the organization wrote in a Facebook post. . “We join the community in offering thoughts to his loved ones and hoping for his imminent and safe return.”
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“We hope against all odds that he defies the odds again and comes back alive,” said John Davis, executive director of the Rewilding Institute. Salt Lake City Grandstand.
“If there was anyone who had to find a way to survive in the wild, it would be Crumbo,” added Katie Davis, executive director of Wildlands Network, where he previously worked as the conservation director of the Where is.