A father’s plea for his missing son on Father’s Day

ST. GEORGE — When notification came Friday from the Millard County Sheriff’s Office that 18-year-old Rylan Ihde’s car had been found on Interstate 15 at milepost 198, Rylan Ihde’s father Eric Ihde, of Hood River, Oregon, said he was shocked.

Rylan Ihde, of Hood River, Oregon, missing since Friday. Photo location and date unspecified | Photo courtesy of Eric Ihde, St. George News

Eric Ihde had no idea his son was going to jump in his car and just start driving. Rylan Ihde, also of Oregon, was recently diagnosed with severe depression issues, according to his father, who started worrying immediately.

Watch the video at the top of this report.

Rylan Ihde left all his identification, passport, license, everything including blankets and a sleeping bag in his Subaru Impreza that was found at the side of the interstate. He had gone so far as to leave his cellphone at home.

The young man has no friends in Utah, his father said, was last seen about a half mile from his car walking southbound on the freeway shoulder.

Eric Ihde sat down with St. George News Sunday and said this has been an especially tough Father’s Day for him personally, being out on the road looking for his son and spreading flyers everywhere he thinks Rylan Ihde could have gone to.

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