Police looked unsuccessfully Monday and Tuesday for a camper missing in the Daniel Boone National Forest in Laurel County but plan to resume the search at daylight Wednesday.
Ryan Larke, 25, was last seen about 6:30 p.m. Saturday, according to a news release from Laurel County Sheriff John Root.
Larke was camping with four others in an area about 10 miles west of London. He left the campsite alone.
Companions searched for Larke before calling the sheriff's office just before 5 p.m. Sunday, said Deputy Gilbert Acciardo Jr., spokesman for Root's office.
On Tuesday, authorities searched the heavily wooded area with the help of a helicopter and dog teams.
Police have had to suspend the search at sundown each day because of the danger of searchers falling over a cliff in the dark.
That is one concern about Larke — that he might have fallen and been injured.
"We need to try to find him as soon as possible," Acciardo said.
Larke moved from Wisconsin to London, where he has relatives, several months ago to look for a job, Acciardo said.
Larke is described as 5 feet, 8 inches tall. He weighs about 150 pounds, has short brown hair and brown eyes, and was last seen wearing a white T-shirt and blue jeans.
Root asked that anyone with information about the missing man call his office at (606) 864-6600.