A missing Baileys Harbor area man was found after a three-hour search in the Town of Baileys Harbor Tuesday, Dec. 13.
The Door County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a possible missing 76 year-old male in the County Q and Birch Road area at 5:36 pm.The man had gone for a hike earlier in the day and not returned. A search was launched involving personnel from 13 different police, fire, and natural resources agencies. A conservation warden located the man at 8:46 pm and guided him out of the woods, where he was examined by paramedics and transported home.
The area of the search was a large, road-less tract of heavily wooded land. Search efforts were further hampered by darkness and poor cell phone coverage. The subject told responders he had been walking on a trail and had lost his bearings. Other than being cold, he was not injured.
Personnel and equipment from the Baileys Harbor Fire Department, Ephraim Fire Department, Gibraltar Fire Department, Sister Bay- Liberty Grove Fire Department, Jacksonport Fire Department, Egg Harbor Fire Department, Sturgeon Bay Fire Department, Brussels- Union- Gardner Fire Department, Baileys Harbor EMRs, Door County Emergency Services, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Door County Sheriff’s Office and the Sheriff’s Office K-9 unit assisted in the search.