WOODSTOCK - Conservation officers say a search for a missing Dartmouth College student from Pennsylvania who disappeared Saturday night while on a hike near Mt. Moosilauke has been suspended until Monday.
Conservation officers said Sunday night that Arun Anand, 21 of Collegeville, Pa., was on a hike Saturday sponsored by Dartmouth College, when he failed to show up at The Moosilauke Ravine Lodge.
New Hampshire Fish and Game was notified of Anand’s disappearance around 8 p.m. Saturday night, and organized an overnight search including conservation officers, volunteers from the Pemigewasset Valley Search and Rescue (PEMI SAR), New England K-9 Search & Rescue (NEK9), and Upper Valley Wilderness Response Team (UVWRT).
Conservation officers said a more thorough search was conducted throughout the day Sunday using the same volunteer organizations plus several Dartmouth College students, and the newly-formed Lakes Region Search and Rescue Team.
All told, approximately 50 searchers scoured the woodlands around the point that Anand - enrolled as a member of the Class of 2019 at Dartmouth College - was last seen. In addition to the ground searchers, Fish and Game was assisted by a DHART helicopter and a Army National Guard Blackhawk helicopter to conduct aerial searches of the area.
The search was suspended Sunday night and will continue Monday morning, officials said.
Conservation officers expressed appreciation for the concerns and offers to help from community members, but asked them to refrain from driving to the site.
No further information was available Sunday night.