PLEASANTON (KPIX) — A large search and rescue mission continued within the East Bay Tuesday as over 200 volunteers helped authorities search for a man who never returned home from a weekend run at Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park.
There are 13 native companies now concerned within the seek for 37-year-old Berkeley resident Phillip Kreycik.
His spouse informed authorities he was planning to be gone for under an hour Saturday morning. That was over 72 hours in the past.
Investigators informed KPIX concern over Kreycik is rising. They referred to as Tuesday’s search essential as the world lined widens with a extra organized and systematic strategy.
“We particularly are going to deal with going about 100 meters off of every linear path down deeper into the tree strains,” mentioned Sgt. Ray Kelly with the Alameda Sheriff’s Particular Operations Group.
A number of the companies concerned are utilizing Okay-9’s as they comb via 50 sq. miles of brush and difficult terrain within the Pleasanton hills.
Avid hiker Marsha Hurd and her volunteer group had been strolling the hills to assist within the effort.
“Hopefully, we’ll discover a father so he can go residence to his youngsters,” mentioned Hurd.
Authorities mentioned their seek for the daddy of two has intensified with extra detailed floor and aerial searches.
Monday night time efforts continued in the air over the ridgelines using drones and the Alameda County Sheriff’s search plane, both using infrared technology. The truth that there was no signal of Kreycik is regarding for searchers.
“With that we maintain on to hope that possibly we had been lacking it; That Phillip continues to be up there and in survival mode,” mentioned Sgt. Kelly.
Tuesday’s search will as soon as once more stretch into nighttime if crews flip up no signal of Kreycik.
“We’re persevering with our investigation right now. We don’t have any purpose to imagine that that is something aside from a lacking particular person, however we’re going to proceed to analyze and hopefully we discover Phillip in the present day. That’s the purpose,” mentioned Pleasanton Police Lt. Erik Silacci.