The Search For Missing Seattle Deputy Fire Chief Continues
No, a Seattle Deputy Fire Chief lost near Cliffdell since Tuesday has not been found. But search officials are still in a rescue operation. They say they still believe he is alive, maybe unable to move from where he is waiting for a rescue.
More than 100 people searched over the weekend
It's was a long weekend of searching for more than a hundred volunteers and professionals looking for Jay Schreckengost who hasn't been heard from since last Tuesday when he stopped in the Cliffdell area to scout for elk. His truck was found on a US Forest Service Road about 3 miles north of Whistlin’ Jack’s Lodge.
That's where search crews based operations over the weekend and into this Monday as the search continues.
Officials say he's an experienced hunter and is well equipped
The 56-year-old Seattle Deputy Fire Chief is an experienced hunter and officials say he was likely well prepared for the area and the conditions. It's been a cold and snowy search since he was lost with fresh snow in the search area all weekend.
The search has included lots of volunteers, drones and K9's along with air and land support from the Kittitas County Sheriff's Office, Yakima Training Center and the Yakima County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue Unit. They've been joined by search units from throughout the state as well.
Everyone is looking maybe you've seen something
Likely wearing orange hunting safety gear Jay Schreckengost is described as 6 feet, 2 inches tall and 250 pounds.
If you know anything that could help searchers contact the Kittitas County’s dispatch center, KittComm, at 509-925-8534.