Dracut Man Still Missing in White Mountains
PINKHAM NOTCH, N.H. -- A 21-year-old Dracut man has still not been found after hiking on the Mount Washington Auto Road earlier this month, according to the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department.
Porith Stephon Sou’s vehicle was located at the Pinkham Notch Visitor Center on Saturday, March 9.
He has been listed as missing since March 10.
“Due to the immense area, deep snow, and the lack of specificity as to where Sou might have gone, the search has been suspended pending any additional information,” reads a press release from the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department.
The search was still suspended as of Wednesday, March 20.
The team of searchers included Fish and Game conservation officers, U.S. Forest Service snow rangers, Mountain Rescue Services (MRS) and Androscoggin Valley Search & Rescue (AVSAR).
The Mount Washington Observatory and Mount Washington Auto Road provided logistical support to get the searchers up above the tree line.
Searchers learned that Sou might have been seen hiking in the Cutler River drainage on March 8, and most recently on the Mount Washington Auto Road on March 9. Searchers combed the trails and woodlands in these general areas searching for any signs of Sou.
“The report of a person matching Sou’s description hiking on the Mt. Washington Auto Road was the most promising lead, but a search of the area failed to turn up any clues,” reads a press release from the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department.