November 23, 2014
Dozens of people volunteered to join a search this weekend for a Lander County man who disappeared last year while on a camping trip in the Tonopah area.
The search for Carl Sanders is being conducted by the Department of Public Safety's Investigation Division with help from the National Guard as well as the search and rescue units of Carson, Churchill and Lander counties.
Sanders, 48, has been missing since July 7, 2002.
He and his wife, Debra, had been traveling on Forrest Road near Austin when their sport utility vehicle ran out of gas, authorities said.
The couple walked in temperatures above 110 degrees. They became disoriented and eventually separated after two days of being lost in the desert.
Debra Sanders was rescued after making her way back to the highway but Carl Sanders was never found despite an extensive search.
He's described as being 6-3, 240 pounds with dark hair and hazel eyes.