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Where Is Simon Donato Searching for Steve Fossett?
A court may have declared Steve Fossett legally dead back in February, but a group of backcountry experts and wilderness athletes is setting out to search for any sign of the super-adventurer. The 10-person squad has set up a base camp between the Bodie Hills and the Sweetwater Mountains, about a 110-mile drive south of Reno, Nevada.
Geologist and "adventure racer" Simon Donato is leading the ground search team, and his group will cover 15 to 20 miles of territory a day, focusing on wooded areas that could obscure aerial views of the wreckage of Fossett's plane.
Another similar but separate team will try its luck with an independent ground search later this year. Fossett's widow, Peggy, isn't involved with either effort.
· Search for Adventurer Resumes [AP, via Google]
· Elite Team Renews Fossett Search [BBC]
· New Leads in Fossett Search [Jaunted]
· Steve Fossett Search Map [Jaunted]
· Google Maps/Where Is... coverage [Jaunted]