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Utah Authorities Find Missing Boy Scout Alive

August 14, 2011

Jared Ropelato.

Utah authorities find a 12-year-old Boy Scout alive after he disappeared in Ashley National Forest Friday, the Salt Lake Tribune reports.

Jared Ropelato was reported missing from his Scout troop when he got lost during a camping trip at Daggett Lake.

“He had done some hiking but was in good condition. He told us that when night fell Friday he made himself a lean-to and settled in for the night. One of our EMTs checked him out and he’s fine,” Daggett County Sheriff’s spokesperson Karen Peterson told the newspaper.

The boy was found nearly five miles from where he was last seen. Searchers on ATVs in the Long’s Park canal area spotted him.Nearly 300 people took part in the search for Ropelato.

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