Searchers Spread Out Looking for Robert Firestone, Missing Since Late Monday
Again today volunteers and sheriff’s officers will be searching for Robert Firestone an 82 year old man from Garberville. Twenty to Thirty trained search and rescue personnel including Southern Humboldt Technical Rescue and Humboldt County Sheriff’s Posse, and the California Rescue Dog crew and others expect to expand their area of search today. There is even hope that an airplane might be brought in to cover greater area. This morning crews are meeting at the command area near Renners. They are expected to once again search the area by Evergreen as there was a report of Mr. Firestone being seen on the road there 9:30 Monday night. But they will be expanding their search outwards in hopes of finding him.
Yesterday, family members as well as trained volunteers and professionals searched for the missing man who is described as a white male, five feet, 8 inches tall, 125 pounds with gray hair and brown eyes. He may also be wearing a long gray raincoat and a white round fishing cap.
If you have any information contact 923 – 2420 or 223 – 2800. Also the Search and Rescue crews will be working close to the road. Many aren’t wearing uniforms. Please SLOW DOWN when passing them or any others near the roadway.