Sparks police are searching for two men who disappeared in late April after taking a trip to Pyramid Lake.
Quentin Johnson, 52, and Ron “Woody” Haigwood, 48, were reported missing on May 8, according to the Sparks Police Department.
On April 24, the pair took Johnson’s white boat to Pyramid Lake for the day. That was the last time anybody heard from them.
“They had a day pass for that day and that’s also the last place where both their cellphones pinged,” said Scott Stedman, Haigwood’s longtime friend.
“He’s one of the best friends I’ve ever had, honestly,” Stedman said, adding he met Haigwood 12 years ago in a motorcycle group. “He doesn’t go missing like this. He’s a dedicated family man. He’s one of the most responsible human beings I know.”
Last week, police found Johnson’s truck and an empty boat trailer by the lake. Officers with the Pyramid Lake Police Department searched the shoreline.
The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office’s Search and Rescue team also searched for the two men by helicopter. But both efforts were unsuccessful.
The two men knew each other from working at the Tesla Gigafactory, and both were recently laid off, according to Haigwood’s friends and family.
Haigwood, of Pahrump, worked at Quality Mechanical and was a contracted pipe fitter for Tesla. He was living in an RV park near the Sparks Marina while he worked for Tesla, Stedman said.
Quality Mechanical, which is based in Las Vegas, contracts out workers and specializes in plumbing, piping, industrial piping and sheet metal, according to the company’s website.
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