The Michigan State Police have issued an endangered missing advisory for a man and his son, last seen leaving for a fishing trip at the Huron River.
Detroit Free Press reports that Justin Oaks, 29, and Jaxon Oaks, 6, left their home in Rockwood on Sunday morning at around 9:48 a.m. By 10:30 a.m., they launched their boat at the Downriver Marina and Campground in South Rockwood. At around 12:30 p.m., Justin Oaks sent out a text to his family from his cellphone. They have not been seen since.
According to authorities, Justin Oaks’ car was found at that Downriver Marina boat launch with an empty boat trailer attached. Despite extensive search efforts by the United States Coast Guard and several other agencies, the pair have not been found.
Justin is described as a white male who stands six feet tall and weighs around 226 pounds. He has a full beard, brown hair and eyes, and was last seen wearing blue jeans and a tan vest. Jaxon is described as a white male who stands 4-feet-5-inches tall. He was last seen wearing a camouflage vest.
Justin’s boat is described as camouflage-colored 1996 Grumman 14-foot aluminum duck boat.
According to News-Herald, family members indicated that Justin Oaks would generally have frequent contact with them while out finishing.
Anyone with information should call 911 or the Michigan State Police at (734) 242-3500.
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[Feature Photo: Justin and Jaxon Oaks/Police Handout]