Man’s body recovered below Mt. Ouray


SAGUACHE COUNTY — The body of a missing man was found below Mt. Ouray, according to the Saguache County Sheriff’s Office.

At approximately 3 p.m. on Sept. 30, Saguache County Sheriff Dan Warwick was contacted by Sheriff John Speeze of the Chaffee County Sheriff's Office regarding a search and rescue operation being performed in Chaffee County for a missing man, Jonathan Yarborough, 49.

Yarborough had gone hiking and had not returned or contacted any of his family and friends in several days, according to reports. He was reported missing to the Chaffee County Sheriff's Office on Sept. 28.

Sheriff Speeze told Sheriff Warwick that while doing an aerial search for Yarborough they located him just inside Saguache County. Yarborough’s body was located just below Mt. Ouray.

The Chaffee County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue team handled the recovery efforts with assistance from DFPC with air support.

Yarborough’s body was transported to the Chaffee County Coroner's Office.

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