Mono SAR looks for missing person

monosarSearch and Rescue Team Operation: Missing Person (press release)

At dusk, on the afternoon of Thursday, April 24th, 2014, at approximately 6:05 pm, Mono County Sheriff’s Dispatch received a call regarding a potential missing person outside the Town of Mammoth Lakes, around SR 203 and Hwy 395.

The Mono County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue (SAR) team, with the assistance of Mono County Sheriff’s Deputies, were dispatched to mile marker 27 on the southbound side of Hwy 395. The reporting party stated that at approximately 1 mile north of SR 203, on Hwy 395, the subject left his family and walked into the forest west of the highway. The subject had a pre-existing medical condition and a lack of proper clothing for the expected cold night temperatures. The SAR team began tracking the subject’s footprints when he called a family member and reported he had come back to the highway and hitchhiked to Lone Pine. His family safely met him in Lone Pine.

Written and prepared by Jennifer M. Hansen, Public Information Officer


4 Responses to Mono SAR looks for missing person

  1. This was April 28, 2014 at 5:09 pm #

    news worthy

    • G.W. April 29, 2014 at 9:41 am #

      Maybe it wasn’t the trajedy you need to get your adrenaline going bud, but Search and Rescue may one day be asked to put their A#% on the line for you. We’ll see how you feel about them then. Every time they respond they are exposed to danger and the respect they deserve makes this newsworthy.

      • Eastside Bum April 30, 2014 at 12:21 am #

        That section of highway has no particular interest other than being the level area of pavement after a nice downhill stretch. Not much reason to get out of the car, just some nice trees and a view of surrounding peaks. The story doesn’t exactly give much detail, but if you read into the second paragraph, it’s quite possible they were arguing, or in a hurry to find a restroom facility. One has to wonder why the remainder of the party continued to Lone Pine, after passing Mammoth.

        My point is, if the person just left the vehicle, and purposely did not return, then “This was” is correct in saying it’s not newsworthy.

        • Benett Kessler April 30, 2014 at 8:32 am #

          This very brief story involved public agencies and public funds. We consider it news worthy for those reasons. It also lets you know what kinds of things your SAR team and deputies deal with. Benett Kessler


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