Missing survivalist Scott Garrow is alive and well, according to the Thurston County Sheriff’s Department. As of Wednesday afternoon he was in a wilderness area in Lewis County.
Meanwhile, search and rescue efforts for the 47-year-old Lacey man who was reported missing in Capitol Forest had been suspended.
Garrow’s wife dropped him off to test his survival skills in Capitol Forest. She reported him missing when he did not return home as planned Monday morning.
Search and rescue crews began searching in the forest Tuesday, but the search was called off after deputies learned that a Department of Natural Resources officer had seen Garrow in a car Saturday.
“He was contacted in a vehicle by DNR law enforcement Saturday in a completely different part of the forest,” said Thurston County Sheriff’s Lt. Greg Elwin. “We are suspending all our search and rescue efforts in the forest and will be investigating this with detectives.”email@example.com