Mohave County officials expand search for man missing near Lake Mead

60-year-old Bryan Wolf is missing from the Pearce Ferry Landing on Lake Mead Monday, Mohave County, Arizona, July 2, 2018 | Photo courtesy of the Mohave County Sheriff's Office, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue continues the search for 60-year-old Bryan Wolf, who hasn’t been seen since Monday in an area near Lake Mead, Arizona.

Photo of Mohave County Search and Rescue Post near Lake Mead during search for Bryan Wolf July 3, 2017 | Photo courtesy of the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office, St. George News

National Parks Service rangers have determined that Wolf was last seen near the Pearce Ferry Landing, located on the east edge of Lake Mead, marking the boundary between Lake Mead and the Grand Canyon, according to a statement released by the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday.

“It was reported by several parties that were in the area during the time frame,”  the statement states, leaving authorities to expand the search and deploy tracking teams further up the rive by jet boat looking for any recent signs of the missing man.

The conclusion garnered support when Wolf’s vehicle was found “very close” to the landing, Mohave County Sheriff Public Information Officer Anita Mortensen told St. George News Thursday.

Meanwhile, additional trackers hiked downriver nearly 6 miles before the terrain became impassible.

The Arizona Department of Public Safety dispatched aerial support to fly over the area while ground searches continued.

Once the search of a particular area was completed, the teams were flown back to the staging area by helicopter, primarily due to the rugged terrain, thick brush and triple-digit temperatures the teams encountered as they looked for the missing man. 

Hualapai Jetboats also assisted deputies and rescue teams in the search. 

Anyone with information on Wolf’s whereabouts is encouraged to call the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office at 928-753-0753, or toll free at 800-522-4312.

This report is based on preliminary information provided by law enforcement or other emergency responders and may not contain the full scope of findings.

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