Lucas Baxter Missing – Police sought help in the search for teenage hiker.

Lucas Baxter Missing – Deputies are growing increasingly concerned for the safety of a missing teenager.

According to report a search is underway in the North Georgia mountains for a young hiker, 18-year-old Lucas Baxter, who hasn’t been seen since October 22.

The Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office said crews are using Woody Gap as a base camp in the search for him. they are asking the public to keep an eye out for him.

LCSO said Baxter is a White male, who is 5’10” tall, weighs about 145 pounds. has brown hair and blue eyes. he may be wearing round glasses and carrying a teal backpack.

Lucas’s family members have also taken to social media to appeal for help as they look for the 18-year-old.

One post indicated Baxter likes to hike off trail, so they are asking experienced hikers to join the search. The same post said he was last seen heading towards Springer Mountain.

Family members have indicated Lucas’s vehicle was found in a parking lot.

Anyone who has information on Baxter’s whereabout is asked to contact Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Marcus Sewell at 706-482-2619 or Lumpkin County Dispatch will also field information at 706-864-3633