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Search Continues For Missing Hunter

San Andreas, CA — The search is continuing for missing hunter 37 year old Devon Smith from Douglas Flat.

Monday Smith set out on a hunting trip between Alpine County and White Pines Lake. He was reported missing when he failed to return home by 7pm that evening.

Smith’s vehicle was discovered in the Swamp Creek area northeast of Arnold.

Search and rescue teams including tracking dogs are out this morning. Also scheduled to join the search is a CHP helicopter.

According to Sgt. Dave Seawell of the Calaveras County Sheriff’s Department searchers are optimistic they will find Smith as he is a military veteran, an outdoors man and a avid hunter.

Written by bill.johnson@mlode.com