Douglas County Search and Rescue found Burleigh’s vehicle near a lower trailhead that leads into Twin Lakes on May 8 and determined the fisherman may have tried to walk to Twin Lakes to fish before heading home, according to a previous news release.
A week later, on Sunday, rescuers discovered a second makeshift shelter southwest of the original one, and after calling out for Burleigh, they heard him reply, according to the news release.
“He was found to be walking and complaining of minor pain, but was in stable condition,” Sunday’s news release said. “A Brim Aviation helicopter was utilized to hoist Burleigh from his location and transport him to a waiting Lifeflight helicopter.”
Burleigh was evaluated at the hospital and reunited with his family Sunday evening, according to the news release.
At least 18 entities assisted in the recovery of Burleigh, according to the news release.