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Missing Fort Carson soldier found alive and well

Posted at 11:33 AM, Apr 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-17 13:33:01-04

FORT CARSON – The Fort Carson soldier who has been missing since late Monday night has been found alive and in good condition.

The soldier was found on the west side of Fort Carson around 9:45 a.m. Wednesday by a person driving along Hwy. 115.

“The Soldiers of our brigade are tremendously relieved that our Soldier has been recovered safely,” said Col. Dave Zinn, commander of 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division.

The soldier was transported by emergency personnel to Evans Army Community Hospital and will be evaluated and receive necessary medical treatment.

“The Soldier has displayed physical and mental toughness as a Soldier and persevered through a challenging situation.  I want to extend my deepest appreciation to all of the Soldiers of Fort Carson, along with the Colorado Springs community, for their diligent work while searching for and bringing our Soldier home,” Col. Zinn said.

The soldier was participating in the Expert Field Medical Badge competition when they went missing on the foot at the Fort Carson Land Navigation course located along the southeastern corner of post near the Pueblo West area.

Emergency Services personnel, search and rescue teams from multiple counties and over 1,7000 Fort Carson soldiers took part in the 24-hour, multi-day search.

Additionally, 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Inf. Div., and Flight for Life helicopters searched from the air.

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