Man Found After 5 Nights Lost in Colorado Wilderness

Bryan Skilinski had 'little winter gear' with him
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 18, 2017 3:15 PM CST
Man Found After 5 Nights Lost in Colorado Wildnerness
A man was rescued after five nights lost in Colorado's Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve   (Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve)

A man from New York with "little winter gear" survived five nights lost in a Colorado park while beset by heavy snow and freezing temperatures, the Denver Post reports. Bryan Skilinski entered Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve on Feb. 11. According to a Facebook post from park staff, Skilinski immediately became "disoriented" while hiking in deep snow. He spent the coming days covering many miles while trying to find his car. A search involving nearly 30 people from various agencies was launched Thursday after park staff realized Skilinski's car had been sitting in a parking lot unattended for five days. Skilinski was found a mile and a half from the park's visitor center. Park staff say he was in "relatively good health." (Read more missing person stories.)

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