Officials say snowshoer’s preparation helped search and rescue crews find him

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DAVIS COUNTY, Utah — Search and rescue crews located a man who became lost while snowshoeing in Davis County Sunday, and authorities said the man was found in part because he was well prepared for the outing.

DeAnne Servy, a public information officer for the Davis County Sheriff’s Office, said a 24-year-old male had gone for a day hike in Farmington Canyon when he lost one of his snowshoes and then became lost while trying to find it.

The man called his father in Texas, who in turn called the Davis County Sheriff’s Office.

The snowshoer was equipped with a GPS unit, was dressed for the elements, and he had food and water with him. Servy said the man was able to provide them with GPS coordinates, which allowed them to quickly locate the man with the assistance of a helicopter from the Department of Public Safety.

The man is reported to be in good health, and there were no reports of injury.

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