Missing Man Located in Mendocino

Press release from the Mendocino Sheriff’s Department:

mcso Mendocino County Sheriff's Office MCSOOn 9-16-16 around 7:03 PM Mendocino County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the 1800 Block of Cameron Road in Elk regarding a missing 61 year old adult male.  On their arrival Deputies were advised the male owned a large parcel of property and had left, earlier in the afternoon, to check the property but did not return as planned.  Deputies searched the area during the night but were unable to locate the individual.

Mendocino County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue (SAR) volunteers responded on the morning of 9-17-16.  This response included two SAR K9 teams.  Around 9:22 AM one of the K9 teams located the individual in a deep ravine on the property.  He was disoriented and needed medical assistance.  Cal Fire, Elk Fire, and Mendocino Coast District Hospital Ambulance responded and assisted Mendocino County SAR with the extrication.   The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank all agencies that responded to assist in this search and rescue incident.

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9 comments

  • Hope he is okay.

  • We need a happy ending here! Hope he’s ok.

  • Great work by search and rescue. Good think someone knew he went off on this walk so they knew to report him missing. Lucky guy.

  • It’s nice to hear a good outcome!!!wishing everyone a safe Sunday!!!

  • Thank you to those searchers.

  • Great job search & rescue!

    • I was recently involved, as a civilian volunteer, on a rescue operation in the siskyou wilderness in del Norte county. The people involved do tremendous work but seem to be under funded for modern equipment and under staffed for the amount of work a wilderness rescue requires. People should consider volunteering or donating to their local search and rescue, it may be you or a loved one that needs them next time.

  • its always the old guy on the coast who wanders off. i sincerely hope they are held financially accountable.

    If a kid disappears hiking they owe for search and rescue. senility or dementia should not let these guys off the hook.

  • He was 61. it’s more likely he got dehydrated. What are we paying taxes for. Why are they underfunded? I know crazy question, but it seems ridiculous.

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