Search for overdue hunter at Amistad National Recreation Area

Two Texas Parks and Wildlife Department vehicles are parked at the Diablo East boat ramp Tuesday afternoon. Local, state and federal resources were deployed in the search for a man who went hunting at Amistad National Recreation Area. The search is currently ongoing.

Local, state and federal agencies are participating in a search for a missing man at Amistad National Recreation Area, national park officials said this afternoon.

Park staff was notified Monday that a 46-year-old man who went hunting in the park had not notified his family of his return, a statement from park officials says.

Rangers started searching the hunting areas on foot, and the lake nearby. The search is an interagency effort involving National Park Service, Laughlin Air Force Base, United States Border Patrol, Texas Game Wardens, and Val Verde County Sheriff’s Office.

Searchers are using several different techniques to aid in the search: tracking dogs, patrol vessels, infrared and night vision during the night search, drones, and helicopter support.

“The tools and interagency members are for the quick and efficient success of the mission,” the statement reads.