Police searching for Clemson athletics department official

GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 31: A general view of a Clemson Tigers helmet rests on a cabinet during the Playstation Fiesta Bowl against the Ohio State Buckeyes at University of Phoenix Stadium on December 31, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. The Tigers defeated the Buckeyes 31-0. (Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Authorities in Anderson County, South Carolina are searching for Clemson's associate athletic director of planned giving after he was reported missing Monday afternoon.

Anderson County sheriff's say that Bert Henderson was last seen at his home in Easley, S.C. around 3:45 p.m. Monday.

Clemson officials confirmed Henderson's disappearance and asked anyone with information to call the police.

“Bert Henderson did not come to work on Monday morning, and after trying unsuccessfully to reach him by phone, members of the IPTAY staff contacted a family friend. When they could not locate Bert, law enforcement officials were notified. At this time we have no further update, and will pass any new information along as it is received. We ask anyone with knowledge of his whereabouts to contact their local law enforcement agency,” a statement from Clemson University said.

According to WSPA.com, rescue efforts have started with two different police agencies as well as helicopters being used to aid in the search.

Henderson began working for the university in 1978 as an athletic trainer, serving in that capacity on Clemson's 1981 National Championship team. He also earned his master's of education in administration and supervision from Clemson.

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