URGENT URGENT U.P. Breaking News Bulletin – 4-21-18 – 6:45 a.m.
Searchers found the missing snowmobiler about 6:40 a.m. ET Saturday morning – and he was taken out of the woods to Mark’s Trading Post in Little Lake.
He is in good shape.
“There are no medical issues here,” the officer who found the man just stated.
The man who was missing is 45-year-old Mark Allan Langson of Alanson, MI.
Langson used to live in Ishpeming and Petoskey, MI.
Update – he was found in good condition by searchers
5:27 a.m. ET –
Chippewa County Search: Stranded, out-of-gas, missing snowmobiler with medical issues lost near Little Lake, MI
By Greg Peterson
U.P. Breaking News
Owner, News Director
(Trout Lake, MI) – Officials in Chippewa County are trying to call in anyone from with s law enforcement with snowmobiles to assist in the search for a missing, stranded snowmobiler with medical issues.
The on-duty Michigan State Police troopers and Chippewa County Sheriff’s Department deputies do not have the proper cold weather gear or snowmobiles – so this search got off to slow but deliberate start.
Nearly one and a half hours after 4:10 a.m. ET distress call to 911, the late word is one officer duty officer was headed to another location to get his machine and gear. The officer retrieved a Four-by-Four (4-by-4) with a snow track at the Brimley State Park and is en-route to the staging area as of 5:20 a.m. ET Saturday morning.
U.P. Breaking News has not been able to confirm the missing man’s name.
The brother of the victim – who is caring for a child – has offered the use of two of his snowmobiles but the sleds are almost out of gas and no-one has proper clothing for a cold weather search.
Emergency officials are staging in the parking lot of Mark’s Trading Post on M-123 in Trout Lake, MI.
Trout Lake Township EMS and Chippewa Township EMS have been paged out by Chippewa County 911.
The last ping from the man’s cell phone was (today) at 1:30 a.m. ET on Saturday morning, April 21 2018 near S. Wegwas Road off M-123. Man is believed to be east and south of Wegwas Lake – and possibly off one of the local snowmobile trails including Trail 47.
The man was headed to a cabin in the area.
The situation was initially made difficult because without sufficient manpower and sleds its hard too launch an effective search. Plus police usually not allowed to go after snowmobiler out of gas but this man has medical issues.
Officials are trying to figure out the best way to help. Police have tried calling his cellphone (goes to voicemail) and sent him a text message.
The snowmobiler apparently ran out of gas – and one possible location is between the Trout Lake Tavern – and W. Huckleberry Lake Road in Trout Lake Township. But possibly three miles in different direction.
This all appears to be in the area of – south of – the Muir Woods Nature Preserve
He is apparently within a few miles of help but is cold, stranded on the trail, dead cell phone, and has diabetic condition – and his brother says it is unclear if man has been drinking