Search For Missing Whitley County Man Enters Sixth Day

Rescue crews find some possible new clues Thursday in the search for a missing hunter in Whitley County.

46 year old Norman Harp has been missing since Saturday, after separating from a hunting partner.

Even as the search goes into its sixth day, family members and rescue crews continue to say they believe Norman Harp is alive, and hold out hope that he will be found.

The discovery of an orange hunter's hat by a search team of family members and volunteers again brought hope of finding Harp earlier Thursday afternoon. Rescue officials say they are not certain that the hat even belongs to Harp.

Meanwhile, rescue officials and local police continue to follow up on leads outside of the woods, while continuing their search inside the forest.

"I know we're out there looking, we did have a person with an ID, give us a positive ID, but it's not matching some other things," said Steve Schwartz with the Whitley County Emergency Management.

Of course with each passing day, the family and rescue crews' concern over Harp's health continue to grow. Family members say Harp is a diabetic, and has trouble seeing, hearing, and walking.

Anyone around the Cumberland Falls State Park and Corbin and Williamsburg areas are being asked to keep their eyes open, as officials continue to spread their search.


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