Find Luke Richardson
Organized by: Robert Browning
Yesterday afternoon, Sawtooth Mountain Guides found Luke high up on the northwest ridge of Devil’s Bedstead in the Pioneer Mountains. This morning, Custer County Search and Rescue released the following statement:
“On October 14th, 2015 Custer County Sheriff’s office was informed by Blaine County Sheriff’s Office that the body of 25-year-old Lucas Richardson had been located on the Devil’s Bedstead Mountain in the Kane Creek Drainage. Lucas Richardson had been reported overdue from a mountain climbing trip on September 14th, 2015. Custer County and Blaine County Search and Rescue conducted search operation in the Kane Creek drainage, Summit Creek trail and surrounding mountains for over a week with no signs of Richardson. Custer and Blaine County Sheriff’s Offices concluded the search operation on September 21st, 2015. The Richardson Family with the overwhelming show of support by volunteers continued the search operations in the area. On October 14th, 2015 Sawtooth Mountain Guides hired by the Richardson Family located the body of Lucas Richardson on a technical section of rock on the northwest ridge of the Devils’ Bedstead. Custer County Sheriff’s Office and Custer County Search and Rescue working with 2 bear from Kalispell, Montana and Sawtooth Mountain Guides recovered the body of Richardson on October 15th, 2015. Cause of death is under investigation by the Custer County Sheriff’s Office. The Custer County Sheriff’s Office would like to extend our gratitude to all those involved in bringing closure to this tragic incident. Condolences to the friends and family of Lucas Richardson."
Pete, Stef and I want to thank everyone involved in the search as well as those who supported it from afar. Further, we send a special thanks to you, contributors to this fundraiser. Without your help, we may never have found Luke.
Thank you so much.
Pete and Stephanie Richardson of Barre Vermont are in Idaho desperately searching for their 25 year old son Luke who has been missing since Saturday, September 12th, when he went on a solo hike near Trail Creek Summit, northeast of Sun Valley. While the official county search was suspended on September 22nd, Pete and Stephanie are still in Idaho working with volunteers to find Luke. Please donate to Pete and Stef and their search for Luke. He is so loved and missed. #findlukerichardson.