For Release: Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Searchers Seek Missing Woman in Moose River Plains
The search for a missing woman in the Moose River Plains area of the Adirondacks has entered its second day. New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Forest Rangers assisted by members of the NY State Police, Town of Inlet Fire Department, the Town of Inlet Police Department, the Town of Webb Police Department, Hamilton County Sheriff, and volunteer search and rescue teams continue the search. A helicopter from the State Police Aviation Unit will join more than 50 searchers in today's search.
A missing person alert for Kerry Young, 44, of Dewitt, NY was issued on Monday evening, March 28, by the Town of Dewitt Police Department. Town of Inlet Police Department checked a vehicle they had noticed parked on the entrance road to the DEC Limekiln Lake Campground off the Limekiln Lake-Cedar River Road.
DEC Forest Rangers were contacted to lead the search effort for Ms. Young, which began Tuesday morning. The Town of Dewitt Police Department is the lead agency on the missing person investigation and has been present at the search command post in Inlet, NY.
The Moose River Plains consist of 83,000 acres of forest preserve lands located in Hamilton County in the central Adirondacks. Its flat lands and low hills contain numerous rivers, streams, lakes and ponds. The area is popular for snowmobiling and cross-country skiing in the winter, and camping, fishing, and hunting during the remainder of the year. The DEC Limekiln Campground is located in the western portion of the Moose River Plains a short distance from the Hamlet of Inlet.
Anybody that has information that may help locate Ms. Young is asked to contact Town of Dewitt Police Department at 315-449-3640 or DEC Forest Rangers at 518-897-1300.