Libby man found safe

Official Release

On March 23, 69-year-old John Hantz was reported missing to the Libby Police Department. He was last seen leaving his residence on March 22 with his dog, driving a side-by-side utility vehicle.

Mr. Hantz enjoys exploring the back country in the Libby area. A neighbor became concerned when he failed to return and notified family members and the Libby Police Department.

Libby Police requested assistance from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, which organized a search conducted by David Thompson Search and Rescue members.

Hantz was located in the Barron Creek drainage near Koocanusa Reservoir and found to be safe on evaluation by personnel from Libby Volunteer Ambulance.