Posted: Wednesday, August 13th 2014 at 10:59pm
Habersham Central grad missing in Yellowstone National Park
By Rob Moore Editor
Habersham County resident Darien Latty, 22, is missing in Yellowstone National Park. (Photo courtesy/National Park Service)
TOWER JUNCTION, Wyo. - The National Park Service reports a Georgia man remains missing after being swept down a river in Yellowstone National Park Monday night.
A press release from the NPS reports 22-year-old Darien Latty and two other concession employees in the park reportedly used inner tubes to float the Lamar River on Monday.
Shortly after reaching the confluence of the Lamar and Yellowstone rivers, two of the men got out of the water, but Latty was swept downstream by the rushing water.
Park Service officials say Latty had neither a lifejacket nor an inner tube when he was last seen around 7:30 p.m.
"Initial search efforts Monday evening failed to turn up any sign of Latty, who is described as 5 feet 7 inches tall, 140 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes," the NPS release states.
Latty is a 2010 graduate of Habersham Central High School in Mt. Airy.
On Tuesday, the search for Latty resumed and utilized some 50 people, a helicopter and three dog teams.
The search area spans the Yellowstone River corridor from Tower Junction downstream to Gardiner, Mont.
Floating the river is against park regulations.
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Latty is asked to call Yellowstone National Park at (307) 344-2642.
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