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Search Continues at Vesper Peak for Missing Hiker


CONTACT: Courtney O’Keefe, Communications Specialist, Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office
Courtney.O’, 425-388-3865, Media line: 425-249-6263

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – Search and Rescue teams continue to search for missing hiker, 27 year-old Samantha Sayers, who did not return from her day hike at Vesper Peak last Wednesday, August 1. She is an experienced day hiker and left on a solo hike at 8 a.m. on Wednesday. King County Search and Rescue is on scene this morning conducting an air search using FLIR (thermal imaging cameras). SNOHAWK1 conducted air search operations for 33 hours over the weekend including a FLIR search operation. Search and Rescue, SNOHAWK1, Snohomish County Volunteer Search and Rescue, King County SAR, Skagit County SAR, Whatcom County SAR, Kittitas County SAR, Pierce County SAR, Seattle Mountain Rescue, Tacoma Mountain Rescue, Olympic Mountain Rescue, Everett Mountain Rescue and AFRCC continue to search for the missing hiker.