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Search continues for missing Marquette Township man near Hogback Mountain

40-year-old Aaron Royal McGeorge is 5′9″ tall and weighs about 165 pounds. He has dark hair that is very short or shaved, brown eyes, and usually wears a baseball style hat.
Missing man in Marquette Township, MI
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Published: Sep. 22, 2021 at 7:32 PM EDT
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MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WLUC) - The search continues Thursday for Aaron Royal McGeorge near Hogback Mountain.

Marquette County Sheriff’s Office Captain Steve Kangas says troopers and deputies are using all available search methods to find the missing man.

His pickup truck was found Tuesday morning on Marquette County Road 550.

“Right now we have Hogback Mountain grid off a search pattern,” said Kangas. “We’re using foot patrol with search and rescue, we’re using drones, we have air support out of Traverse City and currently we’re utilizing six canines: three from the Michigan State Police, two from Marquette County and one from Alger County Sheriff’s Office.”

The United States Air Force Rescue Coordination Center has worked to provide helicopters from the United States Coast Guard and the Wisconsin Air National Guard to conduct air searches.

Captain Kangas says that a large team is currently patrolling the mountain and its surrounding area for any sign of the man.

“We try to keep at least twenty-five to twenty-seven people in the woods that are searching continuously,” he said.

While the search continues, there are currently no leads on his whereabouts. However, Kangas remains hopeful.

“We don’t have any indication that he’s here right now so, but we’re gonna continue searching,” he said. “That doesn’t mean that we won’t find something.”

Troopers and authorities will continue their search and will limit access to Hogback until at least Friday. The Sheriff’s Office continues to request that the public attempt to avoid the Hogback Mountain and Harlow Lake areas during the search efforts. This will help reduce the time spent on K9s tracking false scent trails and air units attempting to identify individuals spotted on the ground.

Anyone that may have possibly seen McGeorge, or has information that may assist in the search for him, is asked to call the Marquette County Sheriff’s Office Tip Line 906-225-8441. The 40-year-old is 5′9″ tall and weighs about 165 pounds. He has dark hair that is very short or shaved, brown eyes, and usually wears a baseball style hat.

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