Lt. Todd Landry: (603) 846-3333
Lt. James Kneeland: (603) 271-3127
July 27, 2012; 11:30 a.m.
Update: July 31, 2012: The full-scale search for Hugh Armstrong has now concluded, however, a small crew of about five Fish and Game officers and volunteers are conducting additional searches today. On August 1, regularly scheduled Fish and Game Dive Team training previously scheduled for Newfound Lake has been moved to Stinson Lake in light of recent events.
Update: July 27, 2012, 4:00 p.m.:
Immediate plans are to continue the search through the weekend.
Search Continues in Rumney, N.H., for Missing North Carolina Man
CONCORD, N.H. – An expanded search is underway today as rescue teams continue to look for Hugh Armstrong, age 72, of Clayton, North Carolina, who has been missing since he left for a walk from Hawthorne Village in Rumney, N.H., at about 6:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 25, 2012.
About sixty searchers are looking for Armstrong, including N.H. Fish and Game Conservation Officers, N.H. State Police, local fire department personnel and two canine search teams. The American Red Cross is on hand providing food and comfort to the searchers.
The search continues to focus on the area of Stinson Lake. Searchers looked through the day yesterday (Thursday, July 26, 2012) and dog teams worked into the night, but no sign of Armstrong has been found yet.
N.H. Fish and Game Department Law Enforcement staff yesterday renewed their call for the public’s assistance in locating the missing man. Anyone who has seen Armstrong or has any information about his whereabouts is asked to call State Police Troop F at (603) 846-3333.
Armstrong is 5 feet, 4 inches tall and weighs 175 pounds. He has brown-gray hair, gray eyes, and wears glasses. He is thought to be wearing a white Red Sox hat, a red or blue t-shirt, and shorts.
No further information is available at this time. As they become available, updates will be posted on the N.H. Fish and Game website at www.wildnh.com.