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Col. Jeffrey Gray: (603) 271-3128
NHFG Dispatch: (603) 271-3361             
Jane Vachon: (603) 271-3211 or (603) 271-5619
December 4, 2007, 11:00 a.m.       

No Progress Yet in Search for Lost Hunter

CONCORD, N.H. - The search has continued early this morning (Tuesday, December 4, 2007), for lost hunter, Russell H. Bussiere of Hooksett, age 70, who has been missing in Allenstown , N.H., since Sunday.  New Hampshire Fish and Game Department Law Enforcement reported that today well over 200 organized search personnel are combing a large, heavily forested area in the vicinity of Pinkney Hill in Bear Brook State Park in Allenstown, N.H. 

Today's search includes New Hampshire Fish and Game Conservation Officers, state and local police and fire personnel and numerous volunteers, including air-scenting dogs from New England Canine Search and Rescue.  In addition, an Army National Guard helicopter is actively conducting an aerial search.

The search effort will continue until dark.  It is too late for additional volunteers to join the search today, however, please watch for updates later today regarding the potential continuation of the search and need for volunteers tomorrow (Wednesday, December 5, 2007).

Further updates should be available by 4 p.m. today.

No further information is available at this time.

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