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Search continues for missing hunter


October 21, 2016

THERMOPOLIS — Hot Springs County Sheriff’s deputies will continue the search for a missing hunter today.

Thursday Hot Springs County Sheriff’s deputies and Search and Rescue members conducted an extensive ground and aerial search aided by the Wyoming Wing of the Civil Air Patrol in an attempt to locate Wayne Hockaday, 82, of Thermopolis, who had not returned from a deer hunt the previous evening.

Hockaday was said to be hunting on Bureau of Land Managment land near Black Mountain Road in North Eastern Hot Springs County. The search included the Black Mountain area as well as Sand...

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