Kingston man reported missing; had gone for lone walk on local trails
October 10, 2012 · Updated 7:01 AM
KINGSTON -- The Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the assistance of the general public in trying to locate a North Kitsap man who has not been seen since Tuesday morning.
Alfred Kenneth Engh, 75, was last seen at his residence in the 26400 block of Port Gamble Road NE, Kingston, around 9:30 a.m., the Sheriff’s Office reported. His family reported that he left the house to go for a hike, unaccompanied, on the trails located on Pope Resource property between NE State Highway 104 and State Highway 3 NE, south of the town of Port Gamble. He hadn’t returned home by 11:30 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office reported.
Engh is described as Caucasian, 5 feet 11 inches, 190 pounds, medium build, blue hair, balding, and wearing a blue-colored sweatshirt, blue jeans with suspenders and carrying a broom handle as a walking stick.
Engh previously sustained a hip fracture and recently sustained a fall, but he is not considered suicidal nor does he suffer from any form of mental incapacity, the Sheriff’s Office reported.
The Kitsap County Sheriff’s Search & Rescue Unit is coordinating a multifaceted search involving ground, horseback and canine teams.
If Engh is sighted, contact the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office at (360) 308-5400. The case report number is K12-010763.
An Alfred Engh of Kingston received the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006 from the state Parks and Recreation Commission, for volunteering more than 3,000 hours on restorartion efforts at Fort Flagler State Park.
According to the commission website, Engh started volunteering with Washington State Parks after retiring from the Navy in 2001. "Four days a week, he has made the 45-minute drive to Fort Flagler to put in six- to eight-hour days. Engh assisted the Construction and Maintenance Team and the Friends of Fort Flagler in any project they had going, including painting several park buildings, re-roofing four buildings, digging under buildings to prepare for foundations, restoration of the 90-foot flag pole at the parade ground, figuring out and directing the placement of the 60-ton anti-aircraft gun and many other tasks involving grounds maintenance, property repairs and vehicle operation."