Posted: Jun 18, 2013 10:10 AM by MTN News
Updated: Jun 18, 2013 4:30 PM
BOZEMAN - The search continues for a missing Livingston man after his vehicle was found at a Park County trailhead.
Additional personnel are expected to join the search today. Search and rescue teams from sheriffs' offices in Gallatin County, Sweet Grass County as well as the Civil Air Patrol are expected to join the search today.
At around 11:30 a.m. Monday, the Park County Sheriff's Office responded to a tip about a car that was seen at the George Lake Trailhead on Saturday. They were able to confirm that it belonged to Brad Spalding who was last seen by his mother last Wednesday.
Search and rescue was activated and a search began with the help of deputies, volunteers and search dogs. A helicopter was also used to search the area. About 40 people, including Park County Rural Fire, Livingston Fire and Rescue, Gallatin County Sheriff's Office and others, are involved in the search.
This is the second day of the search. On Monday, crews spent about nine hours looking for Spalding in the Pine Creek and George Lake areas.
Spalding's family does not know why he would have been in the area, Greg Todd with the Park County Sheriff's Office said.
Spalding is approximately 6'2" tall and around 205 pounds.
Authorities are asking anyone who may have seen Spalding in the Pine Creek or George Lake area to call Detective Brian Green at 222-4181 or dispatch at 222-2050.