Teams search for hiker in Theodore Roosevelt National Park, surrounding areaThe man went for a day hike on Sunday morning and was reported missing by his employer on Monday morning.
Twenty searchers along with park staff are scouring the South Unit of Theodore National Park where a 48-year-old hiker has gone missing, according to a press release issued this afternoon.
The man went for a day hike on Sunday morning and was reported missing by his employer on Monday morning. Search parties were immediately formed to look for him.
The hiker’s vehicle was found at the park’s South Unit boundary. He is described as in good physical shape and is an experienced backcountry hiker, according to a press release.
The search covers all of the park’s trails in the South Unit and areas adjacent to the park.
Foot and horseback search teams include employees and volunteers from the National Park Service, Billings County Sherriff’s Office, U.S. Forest Service law enforcement, citizen volunteers, and a search dog team from South Dakota.
A North Dakota Highway Patrol aircraft was employed yesterday to do an aerial search on Monday and Tuesday.
A U.S. Air Force helicopter from Minot Air Force Base should enhance the search this evening, according to the release.
Keep an eye on the website and see Wednesday’s Dickinson Press for updates.