Fossett Search Is on Again

Missing adventurer declared dead in February
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 15, 2008 9:36 AM CDT
Fossett Search Is on Again
In this Feb. 28, 2005 photo, pilot Steve Fossett walks across a windy runway at the Salina Municipal Airport in Salina, Kan.    (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Ten months after Steve Fossett disappeared, a new search for the adventurer's body began yesterday under the guidance of a Canadian geologist and adventure racer who is scouring the Sweetwater Mountains on the Nevada-California border with a team of 10, reports the Reno Gazette-Journal. A competing search party has narrowed possible crash sites to about 150 using satellite imagery.

"Based on the last imagery sightings, we've been able to put all these pieces of the puzzle together," said the second party's leader. "We might find it by this fall." Fossett was declared legally dead in February. (More Steve Fossett stories.)

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