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Search underway for man missing in Bob Marshall Wilderness

MISSOULA, Mont. - A search is underway in the Bob Marshall Wilderness for Eric James Hellmuth, a 21-year-old man from Pennsylvania.

The Teton County Sheriff’s Office says Hellmuth was on a guided backpacking trip Monday when he wandered away from campsite around 2 p.m.

Searchers are looking for him in the Sun River Drainage area of the Bob Marshall Wilderness.

We're told Hellmuth was prepared for an overnight stay with the group but not for an overnight stay on his own.

The Teton County Sheriff’s Office says when Hellmuth left the camp he had some food and water. He was wearing a T-shirt, jeans and moccasins.


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