COPAKE FALLS, N.Y. -- New York and Massachusetts authorities were searching Tuesday for a lost hiker last seen the day before in a New York state park that borders Berkshire County.
Kyle Pember, 28, of North borough, Mass., was last seen hiking at the Bash Bish Falls area of Taconic State Park in Columbia County on Mon day. The park borders Mount Washington State Forest in the Massachusetts town of Mount Washington.
Pember is 5-foot-10, with a slight build, short brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing jeans and a light-blue checkered hooded and zippered sweatshirt. He was also wearing a dark blue knitted cap.
The search began Monday evening after Pember failed to return from a hike. He was last seen by a family member on a trail near the falls.
The search continued Tues day, but as of evening time, the man had not been found. The search was eventually terminated on account of darkness and is set to resume today at 7 a.m.
A command post was set up and rescuers from several police agencies, fire companies and emergency medical services continue the search for the missing man with the help of K-9 officers.
Helicopters were also being used, according to Columbia County 911.
The Massachusetts State Police had more than 30 personnel helping in the search Tuesday. The Troop B Community Action Team, the Special Emergency Response Team, Air Wing, K-9, and patrols from the Lee Barracks are assisting in the search in coordination with New York law enforcement, according to the state police.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office at 518-828-3344 or the Massachusetts State Police Barracks in Lee at 413-243-0600.