RAWLINS — A search is under way for a plane reported missing in south-central Wyoming.
Carbon County Sheriff Jerry Colson says the Cessna 172 was bound for Laramie. The plane is registered to Mountain Hawk Aviation in California. Its last stop was an airport in Bryce Canyon, Utah.
Colson tells the Rawlins Daily Times that his office was notified Sunday afternoon by the U.S. Air Force that an emergency locating transmitted from the plane had been activated in the area of Saratoga.
Colson says there were no reports of a distress signal being transmitted.
He says search and rescue teams have been scouring a mountainous area about five miles east of Saratoga, but so far have found nothing.
Colson says deep snow, rugged terrain and thick timber are hampering the search.