“At this point, I don’t know if he could be hurt,” she said.
By 6 p.m. she felt frustrated with how the search was going, she said, as permission had yet to be received for searchers to go on some private property and she didn’t think canine units had been employed to help.
Cole is a 10th-grade student at Schroon Lake Central School, School Superintendent Bonnie Finnerty said.
Foul play was not suspected, and it appeared the youth left home on his own, authorities said.
Cole is 5 feet 5 inches tall, weighs 110 pounds and has a slender build. He has dark brown curly hair and light brown eyes.
He was last seen wearing a red Boston Red Sox hat, a yellow shirt with a black design on it, black shorts and black Nike shoes.
He also had a red sweatshirt with him, Alexis said.
“I don’t believe he has any food or money,” she added.
If needed, a new round of searches was set to start at 8 this morning. Any adult who wants to volunteer should call Fire Chief Rodney Secor at 532-7477.
Volunteers should wear long pants and hiking shoes and be prepared to enter the woods.
Anyone with information on the missing teen is asked to call Lewis-based New York State Police at 873-2750.
The Schroon Lake Airport is being used as the unofficial search headquarters.
— News Editor Suzanne Moore contributed to this report.