As the search continues for a woman missing from Lake Crescent on Memorial Day, Rangers received a tip last week that a woman was seen carrying a deflated unicorn raft out of the woods and drove away in a dark-colored SUV between 5:20 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. The vehicle was stopped at a lakeside pull out near mile marker 226. Investigators say that she’s not the missing person, but she may have evidence from the case as 35-year-old Lena Lang of Federal Way was last seen on a unicorn raft.
Meanwhile, at the lake, the National Park Service has enlisted the assistance of several outside agencies, some continue to search both by water and land. Search parties have included Park Rangers, US Navy, Coast Guard, and regional officials by air, water, and land. On Wednesday of last week, Olympic National Park used underwater sonar mapping and remotely 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 as well.
Acting superintendent Lee Taylor said that “Divers were able to reach depths of 100 feet,” “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.”
Anyone with information from that day is asked to call the Investigative Tip Line (888) 653-0009. Information from other visitors and boaters is often extremely valuable during searches.