Concrete man remains missing in Mt. Baker Wilderness


Search and rescue volunteers continued to look Monday for a Concrete man last seen near the Elbow Lake trailhead in the Mt. Baker Wilderness on Saturday, Oct. 5, according to the Whatcom County Sheriff's Office.

The missing man is 38-year-old Jason Lovelady. His mother reported they had been hiking and looking for pine cones when he disappeared, according to the sheriff's office.

Forest Service employees and the family searched for a few hours before calling the sheriff's office around 4 p.m. Saturday. Volunteers from Skagit and Whatcom counties searched that night and all day Sunday but were unable to locate him.

Searchers did not find a white, 5-gallon bucket Lovelady reportedly had been using to collect the pine cones, Undersheriff Jeff Parks said.

"It's kind of a strange one," Parks said. "They searched extensively but there was no real indication he was there."

The south end of Elbow Lake Trail starts near Forest Service Road 12.

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