June 1, 2021 News
Missing Man Found Alive On Sunday, June 6, 2021
Update 3: On Sunday, June 6, 2021 a resident on Rams Horn Road in Newport reported a man entering his property from the forest. Authorities arrived and confirmed it was Joshua and he was taken to Carteret Health Care in stable condition. This case concludes 8 days since he went missing.
Update 2 June 3, 2021 at 6 pm: Sheriff Asa Buck notified the public that the search for Joshua Clauson is being suspended after an exhaustive search of the Croatan by air and ground. The case will remain open as a missing persons case and anyone with new information is asked to call (252) 728-8400 or (252) 726-1911. The sheriff made no mention of this case being considered for foul play. The search lasted for 5 days.
Update 1: Day 4 of searching for Mr. Clauson came to and end and officials announced they will begin efforts again on Wednesday.
The Carteret County Sheriff’s Department along with local and out of county search and rescue teams continue a 15 square mile search of the Croatan National Forest near Lake Rd for a missing 20 year old Joshua Clauson of Newport NC.
Mr. Clauson was reported missing on May 29, 2021 after he failed to return from a walk in the forest with a friend. Those with information on the search say the two men became separated at some point.
Crews continue to search by helicopter, using canines, boats, and by searchers on foot. The friend who was with Joshua Clauson reportedly made it to safety by following the sounds of car and truck traffic on local roads.
Mr. Clauson is described as a white male with red hair standing 5 feet 10 inches and was last seen wearing a khaki tank top and blue jeans.