Local police and fire rescue responded to the location. However, they were unable to locate a downed aircraft. The FAA was notified and they had reported that they did not have a missing or downed aircraft. The police contacted the phone company to get a fix on the cell phone. The GPS on the cell phone eventually lead police to the 911 caller.
The Durango Police Depart have reported the 911 caller was a hoax, the individual was intoxicated, had been arrested and placed at La Plata County Jail. The 911 caller’s name is being withheld by authorities pending a criminal investigation.
It was reported that over 50 emergency personnel and numerous volunteers had responded to the scene.