Crews search for missing camper near Larch Mountain

Vadim Mukhin

Search crews are on trails near Larch Mountain looking for a man who was last seen Saturday night at the Sunset Falls Campground.

Vadim Mukhin, 27, had been drinking with friends when he left the group, telling them he was going to try to get cell service.

Friends say Vadim wasn't prepared with the right supplies to spend the night in the wilderness.

Family and friends are helping with the search effort, which continued on Tuesday.

"Constantly laughing, constantly joking around,” his sister Tatiana tells KATU News. “He was working on mission trips for the past four months in Panama. He worked with orphans and widows and he was just there helping them for four months. He's such a good guy."

Authorities say his cell phone hasn’t put out a trackable signal since Saturday.

There were more resources for search crews on Tuesday, which allowed them to search a wider area.

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