Search Continues For Men Missing Since Rocklahoma

Friday, May 29th 2015, 6:36 pm
By: News On 6

A task force made up of emergency workers from several different agencies teamed up on Friday to search for two men who disappeared one week ago, when they were supposed to be going to Rocklahoma and back.

They say they men could be anywhere in a three-county area, but today search teams focused on Wagoner County.

“We're operating in secondary search now, very detailed."

Oklahoma Task Force One, a statewide rescue organization, searched flooded waterways in Wagoner county Friday afternoon.

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Cody Parrick and Ben Baber disappeared during Rocklahoma last weekend.

The two had three-day passes but were not going to camp on the grounds. Family said the best friends had planned to drive back and forth from Okmulgee to the concert area outside Pryor.

Neither man showed up to work on Monday.

And with severe flooding over the weekend, family believes they may have run into high water....

"There's some missing persons information going around and we're just following up on that,” RB Ellis said.

Wednesday and Thursday Mayes County crews searched the area around Rocklahoma grounds but found nothing.

The families of both men have been searching rural roads within a three-county area all week and recruiting volunteers.

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So far, no sign of either man or their silver Pontiac minivan, but search crews said they're not giving up yet.

“They have the families in their minds, and they're all mission-oriented so they're trying to accomplish the mission,” Ellis said.

Parrick has cerebal palsy and needs daily medication to help him walk.

His family is asking anyone with any information to contact law enforcement.