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Bodies Of Missing Men Found In Keyhole Reservoir

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Search and rescue have found the bodies of 2 men who were riding a UTV on Keyhole Reservoir this past Thursday (December 15th) and ended up going into the water.

Crook County Sheriff Jeff Hodge says at about 4pm Sunday, both missing individuals were recovered.

Just after 9pm on Thursday (December 15th), a 911 call came in regarding a male subject who had fallen through the ice while driving his Utility Task Vehicle (UTV) on Keyhole Reservoir, which is about 7 miles northeast of Moorcroft.

The 911 center was on the phone with the male subject who stated that he had made it out of the water and was laying on the ice.  

Pine Haven Fire and EMS service were paged and arrived on scene.  

At approximately the same time three local citizens arrived on scene and drove a UTV onto the ice.  

Witnesses stated that they lost sight of the UTV as it went out across the reservoir.

Rescue crews managed to locate and remove the originating subject from the ice.  

A second individual was also located and rescued.

Information was obtained that the second individual was one of the three individuals on the second UTV and that they had driven into open water. 

Both of the males that were rescued were transported by ambulance to Campbell County Memorial Hospital to receive medical treatment.



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    Janice Linder

    December 19, 2022 at 4:55 pm

    Praying for the family.

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