The Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office is now in the second day of searching for man who went missing near Mount St. Helens on Thursday.
Matthew B. Matheny 40, of Warren, Ohio, was last seen around 7 a.m. on Thursday when he left to go to Mount St. Helens, and was driving a local friend’s gray Subaru Outback. Matheny’s friends filed a missing person report with Clark County Sheriff’s Office when he failed to return.
The sheriff's department is asking that anyone who hiked the Blue Lake trail since last Thursday to call the department at 360-577-3092.
Skamania County Dep. Barker located the Subaru Outback at the Blue Lake Trailhead in Cowlitz County on Thursday but the vehicle was unoccupied.
Matheny is a described as a white male, 6 feet 4 inches, weighing 230 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes. He may be wearing a gray Cleveland Browns sweatshirt, shorts and sandals.
Cowlitz County Search and Rescue responded with ground search teams and Unmanned Aerial Surveillance operators. The mission is ongoing.
The Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office would like to hear from anyone who may have seen Matheny or the vehicle since Thursday.