|March 11, 2013
The search for a possible missing hiker will be suspended as of dark this evening north of North Bonneville Washington in Skamania County. “We have not received any credible physical evidence from the field that would indicate that we have anyone out there in the area at this time” stated Undersheriff Dave Cox. “ We have placed a great deal of resources into a very hazardous area and have come up with absolutely nothing. We have not received any overdue subject reports, we have no unattended vehicles, we have not had any employer call in to report an employee that had not reported to work, nothing.”
Search efforts today involved approximately 30 searchers that combed the 2 square mile search area south of Table Mountain in southern Skamania County.
“If we have credible information in the future that would lead us to believe otherwise, we will certainly take that into consideration for a possible search at a later date”, Cox said. “Our first concern is for the safety of our search teams, and as weather moves in, and the with the terrain we are asking them to work in, combined with the lack of physical evidence, the search will be terminated this evening at dark.”
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