KELLOGG, Idaho-- A North Idaho man missing for a week, was treated for frostbite Sunday, after having been found alive.
Jesse D. Kagarise, 22, was reported missing by his family on Tuesday. They told deputies Kagarise left their home Sunday between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. while they were away. Since he was alone, they said his direction of travel was unknown and he was believed to be on foot.
Sheriff’s deputies searched the surrounding area for clues but turned up empty handed. Silver Mountain Resort employees later reported spotting Kagarise near the top of Kellogg Peak early Monday morning. The search area shifted to the Kellogg Peak area until approximately 4 a.m. Wednesday without locating any sign of Kagarise.
Jesse’s older brother Jacob says Jesse told him he wanted to go live in the woods and he didn’t feel comfortable living in society.
Kagarise’s family said Jesse walked himself down the mountain to the first house he could find early Sunday. A relative said he went without food and sleep for an entire week, and was disoriented when he was discovered.
Kagarise was transferred to Shoshone Medical Center. Doctors said it could be a few days before they determine if he has permanent damage from the frostbite.