Fremont County Sheriff Ryan Lee said search and rescue volunteers located the body of Bill Lookingbill, 83, Sunday afternoon. He was found in the Sweetwater River in an area that had been inaccessible to search crews due to high water for the last several days.
According to a news release from the Sheriff, the search was launched on Friday after Lookingbill was reported missing in the Sweetwater Gap area near South Pass while hunting for shed antlers.
The Sublette and Sweetwater county sheriff’s offices, the Civil Air Patrol and the Wyoming Air National Guard assisted in the search. Lee said Lookingbill was located with the aid of cadaver dogs. He said the area consisted of steep canyon walls with a narrow trail along the rivers edge that had been covered by high water prior to the search. Lee said Lookingbill was found in a log jam about one-quarter mile from the Upper Sweetwater Campground.
The Fremont County Coroner’s Office is assisting with the investigation.
Meanwhile, the identity of a 55-year-old man whose body was found next to the PopoAgie River last week was identified as Kelly Osborn.
Coroner Mark Stratmoen said toxicology test results are pending in both cases.