Chimacum man died of exposure, brother still missing in Yellowstone Park

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Posted 12/31/69

As of Wednesday morning, Yellowstone National Park search-and-rescue personnel continue to look for 74-year-old Kim Crumbo by foot, boat and Grand Teton National Park’s interagency helicopter …

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Chimacum man died of exposure, brother still missing in Yellowstone Park

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As of Wednesday morning, Yellowstone National Park search-and-rescue personnel continue to look for 74-year-old Kim Crumbo by foot, boat and Grand Teton National Park’s interagency helicopter at Shoshone Lake.

Kim Crumbo, from Ogden, Utah, and his younger half brother Mark Crumbo O’Neill were reported overdue from their four-night backcountry trip to Shoshone Lake by a family member Sunday, Sept. 19, the same day the park experienced their first major snowfall of the year.

Crews located the body of Crumbo O’Neill, of Chimacum, along the east shore of Shoshone Lake Monday, Sept. 20.

According to his spouse, Crumbo O’Neill’s cause of death has been confirmed as exposure. Earlier media reports indicated he had drowned.

Officials would not comment further about the specifics of the investigation Thursday, but said updates would be provided when appropriate.

The National Park Service is still seeking information that could help investigators piece together a timeline of events. Anyone in area of Shoshone Lake between Sunday, Sept.12 through Sunday, Sept. 19 who may have seen either of the men are asked to call 307-344-2428 or email yell_tip@nps.gov.

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