On 05-10-2105 at about 1:20 p.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s office received a report regarding a 70 year old male that was missing from his residence located off Buhne Drive, King Salmon. It was reported by neighbors that their neighbor left his residence this morning with his dog. Several hours later his dog returned home soaking wet. The neighbors stated this was out of character for their neighbor’s dog to come home by himself. The neighbors were concerned because at times their neighbor gets easily disoriented.
The Sheriff’s Office immediately responded to the area and called out search and rescue personnel to assist in the search. The Sheriff’s Office contacted the Coast Guard, who assigned a helicopter to assist in the search, because of the concern the missing person may have fell into the ocean.
At about 3:47 p.m. the Coast Guard helicopter located the missing person walking north on the railroad tracks between PG&E and Herrick Avenue. The Coast Guard directed search and rescue members to the location where they were able to contact the subject.
The subject was then transported back to his residence and was not in need of any medical attention. His (3) three neighbors told search and rescue members they would take care of him and check up with him on a regular basis.
Mike Downey, Sheriff