Barry J. Tragen

WEST GLACIER- Officials are looking for a 68-year-old man in the North Fork area.

A release from the park says Barry J. Tragen’s car was last seen parked at Kintla Lake on Wednesday, July 22, and a search effort was initiated by park rangers on July 25 after he did not return.

Tragen is five feet, ten inches tall and about 220 pounds with gray hair and hazel eyes.

The search effort continues in conjunction with Flathead County Search and Rescue and Flathead County K9 teams.

An update from the park says a pair of sunglasses, likely belonging to Tragen, were found in Kintla Creek in the North Fork area of the park on August 4.

A remotely operated underwater vehicle is being used to search the foot of Kintla Lake, however, no clues regarding Tragen’s whereabouts have been discovered at this time.

If you have any information or if you were in the area and saw someone who fits the description, you are asked to contact the park tip line at 406-888-7077.

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