Ernest Baker

This photo of Ernest Baker, of Roseville, Ohio, was provided by his family.

BLADENSBURG -- After more than two days of searching, authorities have not been able to locate the 54-year-old man who went missing near the Knox-Coshocton county line on Friday night.

According to a press release from the Knox County sheriff's office, rescue crews searched the wooded areas southeast of Bladensburg, near the Coshocton County line, for Ernest Baker on Sunday, but he could not be found. Sunday’s search included personnel from the Knox County Sheriff’s Office, Bladensburg Fire District, Ohio Department of Natural Resources, and Kokosing Valley Search and Rescue.

Baker, of Roseville, Ohio, was reported missing on Friday night after being separated from his group while in a wooded area on McCament Road. Rescue crews searched until after midnight Friday, then resumed their search Saturday, but could not locate Baker.

Baker was reported to have been wearing a black t-shirt, blue jeans, and glasses. He is 5’8” and has gray hair. Family members stated that Baker suffers from several health conditions.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Knox County Sheriff’s Office at 740-397-3333. Lt. Craig Feeney is in charge of the investigation.

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