Rescuers Continue To Hunt Missing Hiker
Tue., Sept. 9, 1997
Searchers continued to look Monday for a hiker missing on a weekend trip in Olympic National Park.
Personnel from the national park, Clallam and Jefferson counties’ search and rescue teams and the Civil Air Patrol were looking for John Devine of Sequim.
He was last seen Saturday afternoon while hiking along Gray Wolf Ridge on the park’s north side. He was reported missing after he failed to return to camp Saturday night.
Devine, who is in his 70s, had been camping since Friday night with a friend near Mount Baldy area, just outside the park boundary in the Buckhorn Wilderness Area of Olympic National Forest.
Park spokeswoman Barb Maynes said Devine, a healthy and experienced hiker, was carrying snack bars but didn’t have any other gear or food.
Ten searchers looked for him Sunday, and an additional 10, along with four search dogs, joined the effort Monday, park officials said.
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