Remains found in Clear Creek, may be missing snowboarder
August 15, 2016
On Sunday August, 14 five GCSAR members traveled Berthoud Falls to assist Alpine Rescue Team and the Clear Creek Sheriff with the search for Jeremy Rich, a snowboarder who had been missing since last winter near the Urad Mine.
This was the second major search effort for Rich. The first search was in June and it was unsuccessful.
Over 60 searchers scoured the area and were able to locate remains at the bottom of an avalanche deposition area but as of today, they have not been confirmed to be those of Rich.
According to Greg Foley, PIO for GCSAR, "until the Clear Creek Coroner can confirm the remains it is only assumption based on location."
Authorities in Clear Creek County were called on January 28 about the Denver man who didn't return from a backcountry ski trip.
Mutual aid between counties is key to providing an adequate and appropriate response for the public when a single county cannot provide the resources for a large or complicated mission. None of the rescue teams charge the subject, or the families of deceased subjects, for our professional volunteer response.
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This story has been updated to reflect that they remains cannot be identied until the Clear Creek Coroner can confirm them.