State officials made a tragic discovery while spending days searching for a missing 32-year-old.

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Person Goes Missing At New York State Park

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On Thursday, Feb. 29 at 11 a.m., Jefferson County Dispatch requested Forest Ranger assistance in the search for a missing person at Robert G. Wehle State Park.

Rangers Dixon and Thomes responded with the Sheriff’s Office and New York State Police.

The missing person was identified as a 32-year-old from Sacketts Harbor. The missing person's car was found in the parking lot of the state park.

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The car was in the lot for over 24 hours, officials say.

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The missing person's backpack was later found above Lake Ontario. New York State Police used a drone while crews walked the shoreline.

The missing person's boots, pants and a cellphone were all found in different locations.

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