Search and rescue mission for missing hiker Daniel Lamthach suspended

The San Juan County Office of Emergency Management announced Monday that a search and rescue mission to find a Salt Lake City man lost in the Molas Lake area has been suspended until further notice.

Daniel Lamthach, 22, went missing July 17 after going on a day hike in the Molas Lake area. His phone was found by hikers and his car was discovered by the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office, according to the Office of Emergency Management.

About 11 agencies participated in the search and rescue, including Lifeguard 5 out of Durango, Grizzly Peak Fire Team, District Helitack Team, Colorado Search and Rescue, and La Plata County Search & Rescue.

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