Missing Idaho hunters found safe

Posted at 10:43 AM, Sep 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-04 12:43:04-04

Two missing hunters were found by emergency responders after spending the night in the backcountry northeast of Inkom.

The Idaho State Journal reports 50-year-old Lonnie Labbee of Pocatello and 28-year-old Andrew Blomquist of Inkom, were found about 11 a.m. Sunday near Webb Creek in the Inman Canyon area.

Family members reported that both men were fine and back at home.

There had been concerns about Labbee's health, because he reported having chest pains during a cell phone conversation with his wife around 8 p.m. Saturday.

He also told her that he and Blomquist were lost before the line went dead, prompting her to report the hunters missing to the Bannock County Sheriff's Office.

(by Associated Press)