CASCADE -- After the state officially called off the search for a plane missing in Valley County since December 1, volunteers are still going out in the rugged mountains to look for the plane and five people on board.
Arthur Stock, from McCall, grew up in the mountainous terrain, and he's been one of those volunteers helping in the search for the plane and family on board.
Stock found out through news reports that the official search was called off, so he took to the internet white pages and tracked down family members of the five missing. Once he made contact with them, he jumped right into the search last week.
"I just bounced into the group and decided to lend my knowledge of these mountains. I've grown up out here so I thought I could help out and wanted to do something," Stock said.
This week, he's heading out again for an overnight trip with some other hikers from Boise.
"Obviously they're missing, and I can't give up yet. So there's still hope," Stock said. "There's a lot of possibilities out here, and we're not going to be able to know what happened until we find them."
Stock and the other volunteers met with the Sheriff's office to explain where they'd be going.
"We have a very strict grid set up as far as where we've searched already," Stock said.
He and other volunteer searchers plan to keep looking until they figure out where the plane and family inside ended up.
"Even when I come back to resupply, I'm going to keep going out. As long as I have the time available and the means to do it, I'm going to be hiking these mountains," Stock said.
For more information on the search or how to help, the family has set up this website.