Park Rangers continue daily searches in the Olympic National Park after 35-year-old Lena Lang was reported missing from the waters of Lake Crescent Monday evening. Investigators are asking anyone who visited Lake Crescent last Monday to contact the park.
Search parties have included National Park Rangers, US Navy, Coast Guard, and regional officials by air, water, and land. On Wednesday, Olympic National Park used underwater sonar mapping and remote[ly] operated vehicles (ROV) to identify the highest probability search areas for the Kitsap County Dive Team. A boat from the Clallam County Sheriffs Office joined the search effort Wednesday.
“Divers were able to reach depths of 100 feet,” said acting superintendent Lee Taylor. “We have requested a ROV with special equipment and two operators from Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. This technology will allow us to explore deeper into the lake waters.”
We ask anyone who visited the shores of Lake Crescent from Barnes Point to Fairholme on Monday, May 27 between the hours of noon and 6:00 pm and observed the use of a “white unicorn personal inflatable raft” to please call or text Olympic National Park immediately on the Investigative Tip Line (888) 653-0009. You don’t have to tell us who you are, but please tell us what you know. Information from other visitors and boaters is often extremely valuable during searches.