Authorities continue to search for the hunter who went missing Tuesday afternoon near Deerfield Lake in western Pennington County.
About 35 people, a dozen horseback riders, several dogs, a Civil Air Patrol drone and helicopter from the South Dakota National Guard searched Thursday for Larry Genzlinger, according to a Facebook post from the Pennington County Sheriff's Office. The searchers started at 7 a.m. and plan to work until dark if necessary.
Aerial support couldn't be used Tuesday and Wednesday due to the rain and fog.
Genzlinger, a 66-year-old from Howard, was last seen at 2 p.m. Tuesday near Six Mile and Ditch Creek roads, according to a previous news release. He is diabetic and has been without food and insulin.
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He and his nephew separated to hunt for elk, but Genzlinger never returned to their meeting spot, said spokeswoman Helene Duhamel. The nephew called 911 at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Genzlinger is a white man with brown eyes, gray hair and a gray beard. He's 5 feet, 9 inches tall and 250 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation baseball cap and camouflage jacket and pants.
Anyone with information about Genzlinger's whereabouts should call dispatch at 394-2151.