MENA, AR - The Arkansas Forestry Commission (AFC) is leading crews back into the Ouachita Mountains today in the continued search for missing pilot Jake Harrell.
Harrell, 34, disappeared on Jan. 31 while searching for wildfires.
On its Facebook page this morning, the AFC posted the following:
"Though we were skeptical about the day's weather, the State Police helicopter will try to lift within the hour. This is good news - the search continues until weather stops efforts."
On Sunday, the AFC also posted that "a possible lead was discovered in the Buck Knob area from satellite imagery. A ground crew was dispatched to that location and has found nothing."
The post said further that "possible sightings will continue from imagery, and local clues will continue to lead us to possible routes that Jake may have taken - keep on hoping, one location will lead to Jake."
Jaime, Rick, Pam, and Ashley Harrell - Jake's immediate family - sent a statement (see attached) on Sunday to everyone hoping and praying for his safe return.
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