Missing Colorado gas workers OK after night in truck
December 26, 2008
RIFLE, Colo. ” Garfield and Rio Blanco sheriff’s deputies located two missing oil and gas workers Friday afternoon in northwest Colorado after they failed to return to their work site Christmas night.
Deputies found Robert A. Harvey and Jim Landrum at about 1 p.m. Friday, said Tanny McGinnis, a spokeswoman for the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office. Both men spent the night in a truck, but were fine and did not require transported for medical care, McGinnis said.
Details regarding where the men were located or how they ended up there wasn’t immediately available.
McGinnis said the Garfield County Emergency Communications Center received a call at about 9:20 p.m. Thursday indicating the two men left an area drilling location at about 5:30 p.m. and hadn’t returned. Deputies checked area hotels and bars, and talked with the workers’ friends, but they did not turn up information about the men’s location, McGinnis said.
Rescuers delayed the search for the two men until about 7:30 a.m. Friday morning because of hazardous winter conditions.