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Fernwood Trail Hiker found Sunday

Apr 21, 2024, 1:22 PM | Updated: Apr 22, 2024, 10:48 am

The search is underway for 25-year-old Tobias Braaten who planned to hike on the Fernwood Trail Fri...

The search is underway for 25-year-old Tobias Braaten who planned to hike on the Fernwood Trail Friday. (Davis County Sheriff’s Office)

(Davis County Sheriff’s Office)

SALT LAKE CITY — The Davis County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue has found Tobias Braaten, who was reported missing after he didn’t return from an overnight trip to the Fernwood Trail. 

According to Stephanie Dinsmore with the Davis County Sheriff’s Office, 25-year-old Braaten planned an overnight trip Friday to the Fernwood Trail. He intended to return on Saturday. 

However, according to the Davis County Sheriff’s Office, Braaten took a wrong turn and found himself three canyons away from the Fernwood Trailhead.

Braaten told officials he had spent the night in a cave in Bair Canyon. He also said he had heard search helicopters in the area, but thought that they weren’t for him.

 

Dinsmore said there were “adverse conditions” present on the trail.

The police found Braaten with a few scratches and very hungry, but report that he was in “good spirits.” Braaten happily accepted food and a phone to call his family.

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