Team Continues Search for Missing Team

National Park Service

National Park Service

On Sunday, August 20, searchers continued looking for missing teen, Austin Bohanan, in a remote section of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The searchers are working in three teams comprised of 24 trained individuals from the National Park Service, Backcountry Unit Search and Rescue (BUSAR), Blount County Sheriff’s Office, and Blount Special Operations Response Team (BSORT).

The teams continue to slowly search through areas of dense vegetation along the steep slopes found within the 6,700-acre search. Partner agencies have been providing additional support by transporting crews up navigable rivers to get crews into the backcountry more efficiently.

Bohanan, missing since Friday, August 11, was reportedly last seen hiking off-trail in the remote southwest corner of the park on the evening of Friday, August 11. He was reported missing at approximately 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 13, to the park’s Emergency Communication Center.

National Park Service

National Park Service

National Park Service

National Park Service

Source: National Park Service

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