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Search Continues For Man Who Shot State Ranger

Canyonlands National Park

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The manhunt for the suspect in the shooting of a Utah state ranger continued yesterday, but no sign of him was found. Scores of searchers are looking for 40-year-old Lance Arellano for the wounding of 34-year-old Dead Horse State Park ranger Brody Young, who is currently in critical but stable condition in a hospital in Grand Junction. Arellano is also believed to be injured. Authorities plan to continue the search Tuesday in the same area they've been in. They believe Arellano is likely still alive and is still in the area. So far, ten NPS employees have been involved in direct support of the search, while another five have been employed to assist with backfill or other logistical needs. Here’s a summary of how the NPS has been assisting to date: On Friday, seven rangers joined in the search, providing perimeter security and planning and logistical support. On Saturday, rangers utilizing park boats began inserting tactical teams into areas of high probability along the Colorado River; meanwhile, other Arches and Canyonlands rangers continued to provide perimeter security and planning and logistical support. On Sunday and Monday, rangers provided river operations support, perimeter security, and, again, planning and logistical support. An NPS SET team has been requested for coming days. For additional details, click on the link below to a current KSL News story.


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