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38-year-old Punxsy man missing after camping trip in Armstrong County


Gilpin Township, PA – A Punxsutawney man is missing after a camping trip near a river in Armstrong County over the weekend.

A friend contacted State Police in Kittanning to say that he was concerned for the safety of 38-year-old Nathan Lauer. The man told police that he, Lauer, and another man had been at a camp on Upper Allegheny Drive in Armstrong County.

They had been drinking through the night and into the morning hours, and the man said he saw Lauer swimming in the river around 7:30 Saturday morning.

The witness told police he went back to bed for a while, but when he woke up, Lauer and the other man at the camp were not there and could not be found. The other man at the camp told police that he did not take Lauer home. Police so far have been unable to make contact with Lauer.

The Gilpin Township Police K-9 unit, PSP helicopter, and rescue divers were all used to scan the area where Lauer was last seen, but they have not located him.

Nathan Lauer is a 38-year-old white man from Punxsutawney, 5 feet 11 inches tall, with blue eyes.

He was last seen wearing black basketball shorts, no shirt, and was either wearing black shoes or going barefoot.

If you know anything about where he might be, please call State Police in Kittanning at 724-543-2011.

Click Here to read the online police report.