Teams looking for the teen have tried using dogs "but couldn't get a scent," his father said. "I got a phone call from a logger who said he saw a young man with the same grin as my son on one of the logging roads, so a bunch of local volunteers are going to blanket the area."
But help is scarce in the small town. David Croom has appealed to local search organizations for assistance.
"They are doing the best they can, every drop of sweat, every footstep, I just wish we can do more," he said. "Time is ticking away. It's already been a week.
"My son is a kid, two states away, out in the wild with shorts and a T-shirt."