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Missing Bozeman man found safe

Rescuers searching for missing Bozeman man
Posted at 11:45 AM, May 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-01 00:11:00-04

Updated 10:02 p.m. MDT, 5/31/2020

UPDATE: The Gallatin County Sheriff's Office reported Sunday night that David Cole "has been found safe and healthy."

No further information was available.



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The Gallatin County Sheriff's Search and Rescue said in a press release they have been searching for missing Bozeman man David Cole.

Cole, 69, has been missing since Saturday evening, the release said.

According to SAR:

"He was last reported in the area of Tepee Creek,10 miles north of West Yellowstone. Searchers found his vehicle stuck and running on the Tepee Cr. Road. Cole could be wearing a blue/black plaid shirt and jeans and suffers from dementia. Saturday night volunteers searched the area on foot and ATVs. Helicopters from Life Flight Network and Two Bear Air from the Flathead County Sheriff's Office also worked until early in Sunday morning. Sunday 4 dog teams were in the area with foot searchers standing by. It is possible that Mr. Cole could have abandoned his car and walked out to the highway and was given a ride."

Anyone with information is asked to call the West Yellowstone Police Department at 406-646-7600.