UPDATE Tuesday, June 26: Montrose Search and Rescue team returned to the Stonyvale area to continue its search for Ergun.
UPDATE Sunday 9:30 p.m.: After three days the search for a missing man in the Stonyvale picnic area has been suspended, according to Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station.
Montrose Search and Rescue teams aided by K-9 units began their search after an abandoned vehicle was discovered in the Stonyvale area in the Angeles National Forest. The person associated with the vehicle had been reported missing.
“Ertug Ergun [32 of Bakersfield] was called in missing on Wednesday,” said Lt. Grimes of the Bakersfield Police Department.
The report was made by someone Ergun worked with.
Anyone with information concerning Ergun is encouraged to notify their local jurisdiction, Grimes said.
UPDATE Saturday 9:30 p.m.: The search continued today with negative results regarding the missing man thought to be near the Stonyvale picnic area.
The search began on Friday when an abandoned vehicle was discovered near the picnic area. Deputies ran the license’s plate of the vehicle and found that the owner had been reported missing on Wednesday.
Montrose Search and Rescue were called out but did not find the man on Friday. They suspended the search until early Saturday morning. K-9 units worked with MSR throughout the day but the man was not found.
“He is still outstanding after a day’s worth of searching,” said Lt. Fitch, Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station.
The area of the search is extremely rocky and difficult to hike. MSR members will be in the area again to continue their search at day break on Sunday.
Also today Altadena Search and Rescue were called out to Eaton Canyon at 5 p.m. to help a hiker who fell and apparently broke his ankle. The man was carried out by the team.
UPDATE Friday 9:30 p.m.: Montrose Search and Rescue will begin their search again tomorrow morning for a missing man in the Stonyvale picnic area.
“The search has been suspended due to lack of light,” said Lt. Fitch, Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station.
MSR was called out earlier today after an abandoned vehicle was found in the Stonyvale picnic area. Deputies ran the license plate number and it came back as belonging to a missing person.
“Two deputies are staying with the vehicle tonight in case the [man] comes back,” he added.
Montrose Search and Rescue will begin the search again Saturday morning with assistance from a K-9 unit.
Friday 6 p.m.:
Montrose Search and Rescue is responding to a report of an abandoned vehicle in the Angeles National Forest near the Stonyvale picnic area in Big Tujunga Canyon.
The team is searching for the owner of the vehicle who may be a missing hiker.