Still No Sign of Missing Reno Hiker, Search Suspended

By: Sami Davies Email
By: Sami Davies Email

RENO, NV - Washoe sheriff search and rescue crews say the search for missing Reno hiker Rick Gentry has been suspended, due to rough terrain that's making it difficult to continue.

They say "the probability of detection remains low due to rugged terrain and the unsafe nature of the search areas."

The Sheriff's office had 11 people, four dogs and a Raven helicopter combing the Galena forest area for the hiker missing since November 21.

And the helicopter will continue to fly regular contour search patterns in the areas of Galena Creek, Thomas Creek, and Whites Creek, weather permitting. Should weather improve, another search will be underway.

Volunteers who have come forward to aid in the search have been refused because the area is so dangerous, according to deputies.

Searchers have not found any other sign of Gentry since coming across his gloves, snowshoe, and other items on the mountain November 22nd, the day after he disappeared.

The last anyone heard from the 55-year-old Gentry was November 21, when he used his cell phone to call for help, reporting he was lost after taking off for a hike during blizzard conditions.

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