UPDATE: Jacob Caravalho has been located and is safe.
We just received information Jacob Caravalho has been located and is safe. Information is still being confirmed but it appears after becoming lost, he continued walking until he came to a residence south of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, near Hwy. 95, approximately 27 miles from the Liberty Lake ORV Park where he parked his vehicle yesterday. Kootenai County Sheriff’s Deputies are responding to make contact and check on his condition.
Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue operations are concluded and we thank all of our volunteers for their hard work.
UPDATE: Search & Rescue, Air 1, Deputies, Work to Find Missing Hiker
With information gained today, Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Search & Rescue Coordinators believe Jacob B. Caravalho traveled into North Idaho where the search for him is now focused.
Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Search & Rescue Coordinators continue to work together with Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Coordinators as the search continues.
Search & Rescue, Air 1, Deputies, Work to Find Missing Hiker
Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Deputies, Search and Rescue Volunteers and Air 1 are methodically scouring the area of the Liberty Lake ORV Park as they attempt to find a missing hiker, 21-year-old Jacob B. Caravalho.
On July 1, 2017, at approximately 9:00 P.m., a report of an overdue hiker, Caravalho, in the area of the Liberty Lake ORV Park was received. Deputies and Liberty Lake Officers responded to the area and an Air 1 Flight Crew was called out to assist.
The Caravalho’s vehicle was located but the search did not locate him. At approximately 11:00 p.m., the search was suspended for the evening due to the terrain and lack of light.
The search for Caravalho began again this morning at 7:00 a.m. with the coordinated call out of several resources and equipment including Search and Rescue, Spokane County Parks Rangers, Spokane Sheriff’s Office Deputies and Air 1.
Due to the close location to Kootenai County and the possibility the hiker crossed over into Idaho, search efforts are being coordinated with Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue efforts.
Caravalho reportedly has a backpack with him but since he went hiking alone, an exact route or clothing description is not known.