UPDATE: ACSO calls off search for 27-year-old missing hiker

Posted at 3:25 PM, Feb 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-13 19:38:28-05

BOISE — UPDATE: The ACSO is indefinitely suspending the search to find a 27 year-old hiker reported missing in the Foothills off Bogus Basin Road earlier this week. Rain, snow, and visibility limitations have made the search efforts challenging and hazardous.

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After three days of searching there are still no signs, except for a car, of a 27-year-old hiker who told his friends he was going hiking near Dry Creek in the Boise foothills on Saturday.

Leading the search is the Idaho Mountain Search & Rescue Unit, an organization that is made up entirely of volunteers who give up their time and effort to try to help others.

The search has produced no results and as the snow fell on Wednesday it made tracking the missing hiker even more difficult, but this team continued to search.

"You have to be pretty versatile and willing to help out in anyway that you can," said Christy Kelly of the IMSRU. "The end result is what we are all after."

On Wednesday Kelly was manning the radio to support the teams search, the IMSRU rotates people through different jobs from leading searches, to running the whole operation, to getting coffee ready for the people returning from the field.

"You have to be a team player," said Kelly.

These volunteers all have day jobs, but when someone goes missing they jump into action and they do it for a variety of reasons ranging from trying to save lives, to giving back to the community, to being a part of a team that is bigger than any one individual.

As of now the missing hiker has not been located, this is a developing story and we did receive hints that it might be almost time to call off the search, we will continue to keep you updated on this developing story.