Emergency Crews, Family, Friends Search for Adam Lutz

LEHMAN TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) Rescue crews along with family and friends are searching a wooded area in Luzerne County's Back Mountain for a missing Nanticoke man. 

Aa temperature decrease, concern is increasing for 22-year-old Adam Lutz who's been missing more than 24 hours.

"Keeping our hopes up, doing whatever we can, staying out here as long as we can," said Joshua Allabaugh, Lutz's Friend. 

That perseverance is to find the Nanticoke man. A friend of Lutz last saw him Thursday night just before 11 o'clock near Lake Silkworth at route 29 and Lake Side Drive. That sparked an initial three hour search that resumed again Friday afternoon including seven fire departments and a scuba team. 

"We got more agencie sout here. More boats, just in case we had to deploy. We're still looking," said Lake Silkworth Fire Department's Chief Jerry Walker. 

Those in the community looked by foot to find any sign. Dipping deeper into the investigation, a boat was prepared to take divers out into the water but the plan was scrubbed because of darkness. 

"We had no location as to where he was at. We found some clothing in the area of the lake," said Walker. 

Officals say Lutz was wearing a black, long sleeve shirt and blue jeans when he was last seen with a friend. Lehman Township Police say that friend called 911 when Lutz Disappeared. Lutz was seen on Surveillance Video entering and leaving his car. Neighbors like Sheryl Charbonneau are suprised to see the search avtivity in their neighborhood. 

"Very, very, very shocking. I'm really hoping family members find him. I hope that he is okay," said Charbonneau. 

Crews suspended their search just after 6 p.m. But even though night had fallen, Lutz's friend continued to look for their friend. 

"Looking out in the woods. Looking up and down every street, looking in the creeks, looking under docks, anything," said Allabaugh. 

If you see or have seen Lutz you are asked to contact Lehman Police with any tips. 


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