UPD Finds Lost HSU Student in Woods

Press release from Humboldt State University:

HumboldtA Humboldt State student who texted for help after becoming lost in Mad River County Park was found safe over the weekend by Humboldt State University Police.

On Saturday, August 22, around 11:40 p.m., UPD dispatch was notified of a 911 text message.

UPD obtained cellphone GPS coordinates and determined the text had been made from Mad River Beach County Park in Arcata.

After unsuccessful attempts to call and reach the student, UPD’s Sgt. Joseph Jones drove to the Mad River Beach County Park parking lot. Using the latitude and longitude coordinates, Jones headed north on foot.

At approximately 1 a.m., Jones discovered the student in a wooded area adjacent to the river.

The student was disoriented but showed no signs of physical injuries and was transported to his residence hall.


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