N.J. man reported missing; search continues in White Mountains

Further information was then obtained, linking Auriemma to an abandoned campsite near the Dry River Trail in Cutt's Grant.

The Dry River area is a very remote portion of the White Mountains; searchers must hike approximately four hours to access the area to begin searching.

A Fish and Game search and rescue team confirmed last Saturday, July 15, that the abandoned campsite was Auriemma's.

A ground search of the Dry River drainage was conducted and the area was also searched by air with a New Hampshire National Guard Black Hawk helicopter.

Hikers in that area also were interviewed by Fish and Game conservation officers to try to obtain additional information.

Authorities are asking the public for any information available from hikers who have been in this area and may have met up with Auriemma; if you have information, call (603) 271-3361. Additional on-the-ground search assistance is not being requested at this time.

The search is likely to be scaled down today, depending on what is found, according to Fish and Game Lt. Bradley Morse.

Fish and Game conservation officers have been assisted in the search by the Upper Valley Wilderness Search and Rescue, New England K-9 Search and Rescue, Pemigewassett Valley Search and Rescue, Appalachian Mountain Club, U.S. Forest Service, a state police search team, Androscoggin Valley Search and Rescue and state forest rangers.