Search Called Off for Missing Rattlesnake Mountain Hiker

Redmond resident Ira Thomas Clodfelter was last heard from by a friend on Sunday afternoon and police believe he was hiking on Rattlesnake Mountain near North Bend.

The search for Ira Clodfelter of Redmond has been called off after another full day of exhaustive searching by over 60 trained search and rescue volunteers, Redmond police said Thursday afternoon.

King County Search and Rescue and Redmond Police searched all Thursday for Redmond man Ira Clodfelter near Rattlesnake Mountain. Clodfelter has Cystic Fibrosis and has been missing since Sunday.

The Redmond Police Investigations Unit will continue to investigate the missing person case until all efforts are exhausted. The search and rescue effort will stop, unless new information is found that can give authorities an idea of Clodfelter's whereabouts, said Redmond Police spokesman Jim Bove.

Redmond detectives have learned that Clodfelter made comments recently about going hiking in that area. He purchased water and granola bars early Sunday morning and his day pack is missing, leading detectives to believe this was a planned hike.

Clodfelter is a white male, 28 years old, 5-feet 4-inches tall, 125 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. He is last known to be wearing a blue zip-up hooded sweatshirt, blue jean pants, and hiking boots. King County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue personnel searched all day Wednesday but were unable to locate him.

If you believe you have seen Ira Clodfelter’s or have information regarding his disappearance please contact the Redmond Police Department at 425-556-2500.

Clodfelter was last heard from by a friend on Sunday afternoon. Clodfelter failed to show up for work at Eddie Bauer this week which led his employer to call the police. Clodfelter’s vehicle was located by park rangers in the trailhead parking lot of Rattlesnake Mountain in North Bend.

Source: Redmond Police


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