82 year old Thomas E. Messick has been missing in the woods of Horicon for almost a week. He was hunting with a group of people on Sunday, and failed to arrive back at the planned meeting spot at the end of the day.
Forest Rangers began the search on Sunday evening with a party of four. The effort has since grown to include 145 individuals from 15 agencies and organizations, and a helicopter. The crew has already grid searched nearly 2,500 acres.
Any experienced, trained search volunteers that wish to help can report to the Horicon Fire Department Saturday morning for the 7:00 a.m. briefing. If you are going to participate, be prepared to spend the entire daylight period in a remote setting, and possible inclement weather.
The Horicon Fire Department is located at 6589 State Route 8, Brant Lake, NY, approximately 4 miles east of Exit 25 of the Northway (I-87).
DEC is requesting assistance from experienced volunteers to locate a missing 82-year-old hunter in the Adirondacks. …