Duane Miles Missing – Search ongoing for hiker missing in Olympic National Park

Duane Miles Missing – Authorities are growing increasingly worried for the welfare of a missing man.

According to reports 78-year-old Duane Miles was reported missing on Saturday, October 23.

October 28, The search to locate the missing hiker entered its fifth day, report says an extensive search efforts involving dog teams, ground searchers, and Coast Guard aircraft, attempts to locate the missing hiker resulted unsuccessful.

The Search

Searchers from Olympic Mountain Rescue, Washington Explorer Search and Rescue Kitsap Unit, Snohomish County Trackers, and Olympic Corrections Center trackers continued their efforts October 28 to find Miles.

The park officials said the Washington State Search and Rescue Planning Unit has also been providing valuable assistance developing search strategy.

The Soup Ladies, a volunteer group that feeds first responders, is providing food for searchers.

According to the Park Service, Verizon is supporting communication systems.

Park officials said Miles is a fit and very skilled hiker who often travels alone off-trail looking for shed elk antlers. He has blue eyes, is 5’9″ tall, and weighs 185 pounds.

Report say he was last seen on Tuesday, October 19 at the Graves Creek trailhead. His vehicle was found parked at the Graves Creek Campground.

According to Olympic National Park officials, Miles was traveling to the Graves Creek area at the end of South Shore Road in the Quinault District of the park.

Friends said he was planning to hike off-trail south of the Graves Creek Campground and exit near the Graves Creek corral.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of the missing hiker is asked to call 888-653-0009.