Drone used in search for missing 93-year-old man in Washington State

The Centralia Department is continuing to search for a 93-year-old man reported missing earlier this week. Drones will be used in the search efforts.

Drone used in search for missing 93-year-old man in Washington State

Robert S. Gerard was last seen near the intersection of Reynolds Road and Pearl Street, last Monday around 6 pm.

Searches for the missing man started on Tuesday night in the area where Gerard was last seen, but no clues were found that might indicate where the man is, according to the police department.

The Centralia Police Department, Riverside Fire Authority, ARES radio volunteers, and other volunteers have been searching the area in a grid pattern and also used drones to search the riverbanks and ponds. The area where the Chehalis and Skookumchuck rivers meet at Fort Borst park were also searched on foot and with a drone, according to The Daily Chronicle.

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Volunteers helping with the search are being asked to refrain from going onto private property without permission from the landowner. A BOLO, or Be on the Lookout notice has been issued to statewide law enforcement agencies.

To report information on his location, call 911 or 360-740-1105.

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