The Sheriff’s Office received the call for help around 10:41 a.m. today from the man who said he was lost somewhere between Blue Lake and Willow Creek. The man told dispatchers that he had been in the woods for two days looking for a lost dog and was injured. Deputies were able to pinpoint the man’s location to a wooded area off of Burnt Stump Ln. near Fieldbrook.
The Sheriff’s Posse was called to help locate and extricate the man. He was then transported to a local hospital for injuries to his back and ribs.
The Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the Sheriff’s Posse, Fieldbrook Fire, Blue Lake Fire and Arcata Ambulance for assisting with this search and rescue.