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Missing Elma man found

March 24, 2014

59 year old Richard Park of Elma was found over the weekend after search and rescue teams from 6 counties searched near his home.

Teams from Grays Harbor, King, Pierce, Thurston, Kitsap, & Mason Counties all joined the effort after Park walked away from his home in rural Elma last Wednesday.

On Friday, the Sheriff’s office had said that they would terminate the search if no clues were found.

Late Friday night, the Mason County Sheriff’s Office posted on their Twitter account, “Mr. Park has been located by family and is being attended to. Nice to have a happy ending to a long, suspenseful time.”

In addition to regional search and rescue; the Washington Civil Air Patrol, K-9 teams, quads, horses, jeeps, and boats were all used in the search efforts.


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