The body of a man who went missing in August has been found in the Colorado mountains with his dog alive and still by his side.
Rich Moore, 71, and his Jack Russell terrier Finney disappeared on 19 August on a planned hike to Blackhead Peak, near Pagosa Springs.
Taos Search and Rescue (TSAR) revealed his body had been found on 30 October with the dog “alive and with his body”.
It said one if its members and her own dog had been involved in the initial search after being dropped on the mountain by helicopter because the area was so steep.
“He was found 2.5 miles east of the mountain-top beneath where we were inserted,” said TSAR’s Delinda Vanne-Brightyn.
The pair were finally found after being spotted by a local hunter – with a team flying in to recover the body, Denver Gazette reported, citing the Archuleta County Sheriff’s office.
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The dog was reportedly taken to a vet’s for a check-up and treatment before being reunited with family.
TSAR wrote on Facebook: “Delinda and TSAR would like to send our condolences to the family, but are glad they were able to gain some closure as well as bring their dog back home.”