UPDATE (11/28/2020 4:25 p.m.) According to abc4 news, the family of a missing 15-year-old hiker has notified ABC4 staff that the boy has been found. He is alive and responsive however additional details were not known.

In a press release issued by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, they said at approximately 2:00 p.m. Saturday, volunteers with the Washington County Search & Rescue located shoe impressions which were consistent with Britton. 

“They were able to track the impressions to a canyon where they were able to locate Britton. At that time Britton was able to communicate with rescuers,” said WCSO. “The Utah Department of Safety helicopter was able to retrieve Kelsey from the canyon with the assistance of the Search & Rescue high angle team. He was then transported back to the trailhead where he was treated by awaiting medical personnel.”

Deputies said Britton was treated for symptoms of hypothermia.

No further information is available at this time.  


The search continues for a teenager who went missing Friday, Nov. 27 on the Red Mountain Trail near Dammeron Valley.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office was notified around 3 p.m. on Friday, about a missing hiker on the Red Mountain Trail. According to a press release issued by Lt. David Crouse, public information officer for the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, it was reported that 15-year-old Britton Kelsey had become separated from his party while hiking the overlook trail.

There were two hiking groups that day, and according to reports, Kelsey had fallen behind the first group and was believed to have met up with the second group. The sheriff’s office was notified by the family and others from the group when they did not find the missing hiker after searching for him.

Kelsey was  wearing a royal blue, hooded sweatshirt and gray athletic shorts when he was last seen.

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