Search for Lawrence Orduno: Missing Arizona snowmobiler found alive in Utah

Posted at 9:06 AM, Dec 29, 2014

Authorities say they've found a 48-year-old snowmobiler who had been missing in northern Utah since Saturday.

Cache County sheriff's Lt. Doyle Peck says Arizona resident Lawrence Orduno was found alive a little before 10 a.m. on Monday. Peck says the man was cold but otherwise seemed to be OK.

Peck says rescuers had a fire going and planned to feed the man.

Deputies say Orduno and a 27-year-old man from the Logan area went on a snowmobile ride in Franklin Basin at about 6 p.m. Saturday. The two became separated after 10 p.m. when the younger man became stuck in the deep snow.

The younger man was able to flag down a motorist and get help, but couldn't find his companion.

Heavy snow hampered the search.