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

Posted at 8:24 PM, Feb 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-13 19:36:42-05

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.


Cold temperatures and blowing snow have not deterred rescue teams looking for a missing hiker near dry creek. A special three-person team spent eleven hours searching through night.

Operations were back into full swing today, with about twenty volunteers, including members of Idaho Mountain Search and Rescue, and even a National Guard helicopter scoured the area.

So far, there has been no sign of the missing 27-year-old.

"So, time is an issue. We started late. He has been missing since Saturday. We have had a minimum of 18 inches of snow dumped up there. Really cold weather I think last night it got down to 21 degrees. And all of that just stacks the cards against us and we have to fight hard to try and get caught up and get out there as fast as we can to catch up with somebody who has days ahead of us," said Aaron Burden with Idaho Mountain Search and Rescue.

The hiker, whose name has not been released, hasn't been seen since Saturday.

He told friends he was going hiking in the Foothills and his car was found parked at the Dry Creek Trailhead.

It's unclear if the man was prepared to spend an extended period of time in the elements.