Search resumes near Redstone for missing Carbondale man |

Search resumes near Redstone for missing Carbondale man

Aspen Times staff report
Aspen, CO Colorado
William Worley

REDSTONE – The search for missing Carbondale man William Worley resumed anew Saturday near Redstone, where a swift-water rescue team searched a stretch of the Crystal River.

According to the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office, “further investigation into the Worley case, as well as the recent Redstone mudslides created new areas of interest.”

Mudslides pouring off the hillside north of town closed Highway 133 Thursday night.

On Saturday, water rescue teams from the Carbondale and Basalt fire departments searched a stretch of the river along Redstone Boulevard and extending down to the rapid known as the Meat Grinder, below town. Other fire department members combed the banks along both sides of the river.

On Sunday, Garfield County Search and Rescue dog teams along with members of Mountain Rescue Aspen will search the mudslide area, according to the sheriff’s office.

Worley, 61, was reported missing July 30. A search began Aug. 4 after his car was found at the East Creek Trail near Redstone. Rugged terrain near the town was searched on foot, with dogs and by air. The effort was called off after four days.

Redstone is south of Carbondale.

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