Crews Search for Georgia Man Missing in Yellowstone Nat'l Park - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

Crews Search for Georgia Man Missing in Yellowstone Nat'l Park

Posted: Updated:
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -

Search is underway for a 22-year-old missing Georgia man, and Parks concession employee, who was last seen last night being swept down the Yellowstone River.

Park Spokesman Al Nash says Darien Latty was last seen floating with friends down the Lamar River on inner tubes, which is generally prohibited because of safety concerns.

Nash says right as the group was reached the confluence of the Lamar and Yellowstone rivers at Tower Junction, two of the men exited the river, but Latty was caught in rushing waters and swept down river without his tube or a life jacket.

Initial search efforts Monday evening failed to turn up any sign of Latty, who is described as 5 feet 7 inches tall, 140 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.

Search efforts were increased today, with a helicopter, 3 dog teams, and several small groups of people searching the Yellowstone River corridor from Tower Junction downstream to Gardiner, Montana.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Darien Latty is asked to call Yellowstone National Park at 307-344-2642.


Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KHQ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.