Missing Centennial Hunter Found Alive

Nick Chillemi Hadn't Been Missing Since Saturday

The search for a missing hunter from Centennial, Colo., came to a happy ending Tuesday when the man was spotted by a search helicopter.

Nick Chillemi, 50, was found in Grand County, in the Black Mountain area near Kremling Tuesday afternoon, according to authorities.

He was supposed to meet friends Saturday morning but didn't show up. The friends notified authorities on Sunday that he was missing.

Searchers began looking for him immediately, but failed to find any trace until Tuesday.

A National Guard helicopter that was called in Tuesday spotted Chillemi, and he was airlifted to a local hospital for a check-up. He told reporters that he used the shiny back of a Capri Sun drink to signal the helicopter.

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