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Missing Utah man lost for five days reunited with family

First picture of 25 year old Kaden Laga with family after being rescued from Selway Wilderness of Idaho
Posted at 4:40 PM, Aug 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-17 18:40:59-04

HAMILTON — The family of lost hiker Kaden Laga, 25, of Utah, released a picture of the man and his family taken at the Hamilton airport Friday afternoon after spending five days in the remote wilderness.

Ravalli County Sheriff Steve Holton reported Laga was reunited with his family around 4:00 p.m. Friday at the Hamilton Airport.

Laga was airlifted from the Selway Wilderness to the airport by Allen Jessop of Choice Aviation.

20 year old Kaden Laga reported missing in Twin Lakes area in Ravalli county.

Laga was healthy and did not require medical attention, according to Sheriff Holton .

On the community Facebook page, "Search for Kadan Laga", his wife Arden stated Laga was cracking jokes the whole time and was "so excited to take a shower, which was about an hour long."

In a press release, Holton thanked all of the volunteers who have searched for the last several days, especially Ravalli County Search and Rescue, the Montana Army National Guard, Two Bear Air, and Choice Aviation.

Laga became separated from his family Sunday on a horseback trip.