Search continues for missing man, 93, in Thurston County

Staff wriiterApril 27, 2014 

The Thurston County Sheriff's Office is still searching for Po Han Lee, 93, who was first reported missing about noon Saturday.

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Update: Bo Han Lee, 93, was still missing as of 5:45 p.m. Sunday, Thurston County Sheriff's Sgt. Ray Brady said.

Earlier: About 70 people Sunday, including Thurston County Sheriff's deputies and seven dog teams, are still looking for Bo Han Lee, 93, a man from the Federal Way/Kent area who was reported missing about noon Saturday.

According to Thurston County Sheriff's Sgt. Ray Brady:

Lee was among three people who had come to the northeast area of the county on Saturday morning to pick ferns on Old Pacific Highway, between Reservation Road and Thomsen Road. Lee got separated from his group and then was reported missing.

About 40 people Saturday, including search and rescue volunteers, dog teams and a King County Sheriff's Office helicopter looked for Lee. The search continued until midnight Saturday, Brady said.

Brady described the search zone as a wooded area, thick with brush.

Sunday's search will continue until this evening before it is reassessed, he said.

 

 

Rolf Boone rboone@theolympian.com 360-754-5403

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