KOOTENAI COUNTY, ID --- Kootenai County officials said they are searching for a missing hunter last seen in the backcountry of the Bernard Peak area.

Officials said 63-year-old Edward Hempel is from Post Falls and was hunting with a partner.

The partner said they were separated Sunday afternoon. Kootenai County Sheriff's Volunteer Search and Rescue are still searching.

If anyone was in the area and saw Mr. Hempel, they are asked to contact the Sheriff's Office.

Mr. Hempel is described as a white male, 6-feet tall, approximately 200 pounds with blonde hair and green eyes.

He was last seen wearing all camouflage hunting clothing and a camouflaged backpack with an orange cover.