Searchers Find Missing Man Too Late
Laramie, Wy – The body of a snowmobiler missing since Christmas was found yesterday just one mile from a parking lot in the Snowy Range.
Sheriff Jim Pond says 33-year-old Michael Levi Heinrich, of Laramie, died of hypothermia after trying to find his way back to the parking area.
Teams found Heinrich's snowmobile stuck in a Creek Tuesday. Pond says Heinrich apparently got wet trying to free the snowmobile and then headed out on foot.
Snow and strong winds hampered rescuers in the five-day search.
Authorities say Heinrich had been snowmobiling alone.