CANNON BEACH — Rescue teams continued to search Tuesday morning for an 87-year-old Haystack Heights man who has been missing since Saturday.
Raymond R. Hickman is described as 5-feet-9-inches tall, bald, blue eyes and wearing glasses. His family said he may have “memory issues.”
“We’re always hopeful,” Cannon Beach Police Chief Jason Schermerhorn said. “Surprisingly, the body can do different things. We’re hoping someone took him in.”
The rescue teams now have about 60 volunteers from Clatsop, Washington, Tillamook, Multnomah and Clackamas counties and Mountain Wave Search and Rescue. They were gathering at the firehouse Tuesday morning to expand their search area in the north end of Cannon Beach.
On Monday, teams of volunteers focused on highways and trails by Ecola State Park, as well as near Haystack Heights. Schermerhorn remained optimistic, emphasizing the generosity and help of the Cannon Beach community and nearby counties.
“It’s been great, the community support and neighbors and friends who have come to help,” he said.
It’s difficult to search for a person in a large, heavily forested area, he added.
Anyone with information about the missing man should contact Clatsop County Search and Rescue at 503-440-2650 or Cannon Beach Police at 503-436-2811.