Hiker along the Denny Creek Trail - 7/1/19

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A search resumed Monday morning for a man who disappeared Sunday while hiking along the Denny Creek Trail in the Cascade Mountains.


The missing hiker, identified as 56-year-old Aumaraswami Rao, was last seen at about 6:30 a.m. Sunday on the trail near Keekwulee Falls, the King County Sheriff's Office reported. He had a camera and tripod with him.


Rao was supposed to return by noon Sunday. But when he didn't return by

4 p.m. his family went to the trail, found his car and reported him missing.


A search was launched, but it was called off as dark descended with no sign of Rao.


The search resumed Monday morning. Ryan Abbott of the King County Sheriff's Office said searchers are plan to be out all day or until they find him. They are also using drones to aid in the search effort.


Rao is described as standing 5-feet-6-inches tall and weighing about 165 pounds. He was wearing all blue clothing and a hat when last seen.


Anyone who spots him is urged to call 911.

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