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For Release: Monday, November 21, 2016

DEC Forest Rangers and NY State Police Coordinating Search For Missing Hunter

More than 110 law enforcement personnel and volunteers are currently searching a wooded area in Clinton County for a hunter reported missing since Saturday.

Department of Environmental Conservation's (DEC) Ray Brook Dispatch received a call from New York State Police (NYSP) at 9:42 p.m. Saturday requesting assistance from DEC Forest Rangers to locate Munn Boardman, 58, of South Hero, Vt., who failed to return to his hunting camp in Ellenburg that night.

Two Forest Rangers, NYSP and a NYSP K-9 unit searched until 3:45 a.m. with no luck. Search operations resumed Sunday morning involving 15 NYSP, five NYSP K-9 units, nine Forest Rangers, five members of Champlain Valley Search and Rescue, and 51 volunteer fire department members from eight departments in Franklin and Clinton Counties.

Monday morning 12 Forest Rangers, NYSP and volunteers resumed the search in challenging winter conditions with wind chill values in the single digits. Boardman's family and friends have also joined in on the search.

Searches are being conducted on private property and on land in Moon Pond State Forest. A command post has been set up at the Ellenburg Center Fire Department off Rt. 5.

The New York State Office of Emergency Management, New York Office of Fire Prevention Control, Clinton County Sheriffs, Clinton County Emergency Services, the New York State Federation of Search Teams, and the Red Cross are assisting in the efforts, as well as volunteer fire firefighters from Chateaugay Fire Department, Burke Fire Department, Ellenburg Center Fire Department, Ellenburg Depot Fire Department, Lyon Mountain Fire Department, Mooers Fire Department, Altona Fire Department, and Morrisonville Fire Department.

If anyone has information on Boardman's location please contact NYSP in Plattsburgh at (518) 563-3761.

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