Hiker Missing In Devil’s Den State Park Identified

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WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM) -- Rescue crews are searching for a man who went missing while hiking at Devil's Den State Park on Sunday (Aug. 27).

Rodney Letterman, 33, of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, was last seen around noon on Sunday when the man was separated from his hiking partner, said officials at Devil's Den. Letterman has a medical condition.

Letterman and a friend were hiking the Butterfield trail when the other person went back to the car to get medical supplies for Letterman. However, he was nowhere to be found when the other hiker returned.

Letterman is described as 6' tall weighing 240 pounds, said Tim Scott, with the Arkansas State Parks.

Washington, Franklin and Sebastian Counties have crews searching for the man.

Crews scaled back the search on Thursday (Aug. 31), and moved the command center to Devil's Den headquarters.

They have had a total of 127 volunteers and paid searchers. They have searched close to 4,000 acres and six square miles.

Anybody with information about Letterman should contact Washington County Dispatch at 479-444-5712.



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