Search & Rescue, Air 1, Deputies, Work to Find Missing Hiker
Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Deputies, Search and Rescue Volunteers and Air 1 are methodically scouring the area of the Liberty Lake ORV Park as they attempt to find a missing hiker, 21-year-old Jacob B. Caravalho.
On July 1, 2017, at approximately 9:00 P.m., a report of an overdue hiker, Caravalho, in the area of the Liberty Lake ORV Park was received. Deputies and Liberty Lake Officers responded to the area and an Air 1 Flight Crew was called out to assist.
The Caravalho’s vehicle was located but the search did not locate him. At approximately 11:00 p.m., the search was suspended for the evening due to the terrain and lack of light.
The search for Caravalho began again this morning at 7:00 a.m. with the coordinated call out of several resources and equipment including Search and Rescue, Spokane County Parks Rangers, Spokane Sheriff’s Office Deputies and Air 1.
Due to the close location to Kootenai County and the possibility the hiker crossed over into Idaho, search efforts are being coordinated with Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue efforts.
Caravalho reportedly has a backpack with him but since he went hiking alone, an exact route or clothing description is not known.