Seattle Fire Chief Missing – Jay Schreckengost Found

Seattle Fire Chief Missing – Have you seen this man? Search underway for missing Seattle Fire deputy chief in eastern Washington.

KITTITAS COUNTY, Wash – Searchers from Kittitas and Yakima Counties are searching the mountains near Cliffdell for a Seattle deputy fire chief who is missing.

According to the Kittitas County Sheriff’s Office KCSO, Jay Schreckengost was staying at Squaw Rock Resort off State Route 410 while on a hunting trip.

He was last heard from on Tuesday, November 2 when he texted his wife letting her know he had parked his truck and was headed out to go hunting.

Kittitas County officials say his family called the Yakima County Sheriff’s Office when Jay failed to check in that evening.

The Search

The Yakima County sheriff’s spokesperson Casey Schilperoort said Yakima County search-and-rescue teams began searching the area, and Jay’s truck was found in Kittitas County.

Kittitas County sheriff’s Inspector Chris Whitsett said the truck was found north of State Route 410 on a U.S. Forest Service Road in Kittitas County, and search efforts are centered on that area

The YCSO said Jay is a survivalist and had the proper clothing on him, along with food, water, a rifle, backpack and maps. His last known location is known to be a typical area for hunters this time of year.

More than 50 people were searching for Jay on Thursday, including a group of Seattle firefighters, friends and family. the Yakima County is assisting with a drone aircraft. the Yakima County’s mobile command center is also on site.

Klickitat County search and rescue brought two trail dogs to search along trails in the area. A drone with thermal imaging is also being used to try and locate Jay.

Jay Schreckengost Found

There is no information stating that Jay Schreckengost has been found at the time of this report and still he remains missing.

Although, this post will be updated as soon as there is information that states otherwise.

Anyone with information regarding his whereabout is asked to call 911.

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