Search for Steve Fossett resumes in Nevada

July 14, 2008 9:28:23 PM PDT
The search for Steve Fossett resumed Monday in a remote, wooded area of Nevada. The multimillionaire adventurer disappeared last September while flying a small plane. Weeks of searching found nothing, and he was declared legally dead in February.

A team of elite athletes and expert mountaineers will spend five or six days poking through rugged mountains on the California-Nevada line where it's believed Fossett crashed.

All of the searchers are covering their own expenses.

The leader of the team says whether they get lucky or not, at least they'll be able to eliminate areas for any future searchers.

In late August, a different team of up to 15 climbers, mountain guides, and others plans to do some searching of its own.