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Tuesday, June 9, 2020

UPDATE 7:00am 6/9/20: Sebastian Rodriguez Castro Search

UPDATE 7:00am 6/9/20: Sebastian Rodriguez Castro Search

No further leads were reported overnight. Vail Mountain Rescue did not launch kayaks yesterday evening as planned due to the weather. The County did receive a fair amount of rain with snow in some areas overnight.

Yesterday’s search activities included:
5 total boats
17 searchers
72 search hours

The plan today is to deploy a Garfield County Search and Rescue (GCSAR) dog team with Vail Mountain Rescue (VMR) teams in the Eagle and Gypsum area. We will also be utilizing GCSAR's Rescue Cat (motorized boat) running the shore lines from Dotsero down into Glenwood Canyon and back.  Additionally, two other VMR staffed boats are planning to launch, along with a drone team.

All search activities today are weather permitting.

Thank you to VMR and GCSAR for their tireless efforts and to everyone else who has participated in efforts to locate Sebastian. The amount of community support has been amazing and overwhelming.

We would be remiss if we did not also thank the Vail Valley Salvation Army for providing meals for volunteers, first responders and the incident management team. Thank you also to Vail Honeywagon, who provided a hand washing station for volunteers to help ensure safe practices during our new era of living with COVID-19.