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  1. #1
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    Apr 2013

    NY - Donald Combs, 84, Forestport, 10 July 2014


    Dozens of people are searching the Black River Wild Forest Trail near the town of Forestport for a man who has been missing since last week.

    Donald Combs, 84, of Saquoit left a note for his family last Thursday that said he was going camping for a few days and would return Friday or Saturday. He never came home...

    Comb's vehicle was found near the trailhead. A family member also found one of his shirts tied to a tree farther down the trail near Gull Lake in Herkimer County.

  2. #2
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    Apr 2013

    A helicopter equipped with ground-searching infrared technology was being used Monday to search for signs of life under forest’s thick canopy, Coots said. The helicopter also carried a hoist that could lift someone out of an inaccessible area.

    On the ground, volunteer search teams consisting of more than 60 people and a state police blood hounds were in use, Coots said.

    While Combs is an experienced outdoorsman, Coots said the Adirondacks wilderness still can be unforgiving for anyone who might get lost, especially with the fluctuating temperatures. Rain will make the nights chilly, and the summer’s daytime heat brings the risk of hyperthermia.

  3. #3
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    Apr 2013

    Authorities say they've found several personal items belonging to an 84-year-old central New York man who hasn't been seen since he went on an overnight hiking and camping trip last week.

    Police tell local media that a walking stick, pocket knife and shirt belonging to Donald Combs of Sauquoit (suh-QWOYT') have been found near Gull Lake in Herkimer County. His family says Combs planned to hike in the neighboring Oneida County town of Forestport, on the Adirondack Park's southwestern boundary.

    Dive teams searched the lake Wednesday, the fourth day of search efforts being conducted by state police, state forest rangers and volunteer firefighters.

  4. #4
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    Mar 2011
    Missing Sauquoit man found safe, but weak

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