Family continues to search for missing hiker in Summit County

SUMMIT COUNTY, Colo. -- Alex Gorrell spent Sunday handing out what he believes could have been up to 60 flyers for his missing brother Tyler at Meadow Creek Trailhead in Summit County.

“Growing up, we were really best friends, you know, doing everything and he’s just, he’s always been a major part of my life,” Gorrell said.

Gorrell has been missing for more than a week now. He was last seen in Denver on Aug. 3, but Gorrell found his brother's car outside the Rock Creek winter trailhead in Summit County a couple days ago.

The Summit County Sheriff's Office is organizing an intense search.

“They’re working extremely hard,” Gorrell said. “Everybody, it’s 100 percent volunteers and there’s so many people, so many people at the briefings going every which way, going all over the place. They’re taking it very seriously, and they’re working very hard. Really, really appreciate it.”

The sheriff's office search includes dog teams and aircraft. It will begin the search again early Monday morning.

“I don’t want to think about what happens if … we don’t find him,” Gorrell said. “But it helps to work as hard as we can to stay focused. But we’re still really hopeful he’s gonna walk out of there.”

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