One man found dead at Dinosaur National Monument, connected to search for treasure

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DINOSAUR, Colo. (KDVR) — Two Colorado residents were located inside a remote area of Dinosaur National Monument on Saturday after being reported missing on Thursday.

A 58-year-old man was found deceased and a 65-year-old man was found alive and was transported to a nearby hospital.

Park Rangers at Dinosaur National Monument received a request from Moffat County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday asking for assistance in the search for the two missing men.

They were last reported snowmobiling in the Wild Mountain area of Dinosaur National Monument, along the border of Utah and Colorado.

The men were located on Saturday by the use of helicopter surveillance.

On Thursday, officials confirmed the man who died was connected to a search for Forrest Fenn’s treasure.

“Over the past decade, there have been five deaths and several Search and Rescue operations due to ill-prepared Fenn treasure hunters across the Rocky Mountain region,” Dinosaur National Monument Park Rangers said.

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