Story Courtesy: Chris Daniel/KAWX Radio
MENA – Multiple agencies are involved in a ground and air search for a missing hiker in the Buckeye Trail area which is in the Caney Creek Wilderness area located in southeast Polk County.
The hiker, a 37 year old man from Texas, started his hike Saturday, June 1st before noon, and around 5:00 p.m. notified his mother by cell phone that he was lost and needed help.
Polk County Sheriff Scott Sawyer said that a ground search was conducted Saturday evening and again Sunday, and that an air search and more ground searching was conducted Monday with no sign of the hiker.
The search involves the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, US Forest Service, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, Polk County Office of Emergency Management, and firefighters from area fire departments.