Search and rescue teams have located missing woman Kari Nelson alive and uninjured, nearly 28 hours after she was last seen going for a walk on a Honeydew property.
On Oct. 25, 2022, just before 5 p.m., a search team including members of the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office and Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Posse located Nelson in a steep and rocky drainage. Rescue crews, utilizing a rope system, repelled down the drainage and brought Nelson and her dog to safety. Nelson told rescue crews that she had become disoriented during her walk of the property and was unable to find her way back. Upon realizing that she had become lost, Nelson stayed put, spending the night and following day outdoors.
The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the following agencies for their assistance in this search: Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Posse, United States Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay, Honeydew Volunteer Fire Department and CAL FIRE.
In addition to these assisting agencies, the Sheriff’s Office would like to extend a special thank you to a local community member who provided search crews with invaluable assistance and relayed essential knowledge of the surrounding terrain.
We encourage all who would like to get involved in future searches to consider applying for our Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Posse. This is a volunteer posse that is deployed to assist during local and regional search and rescue operations. Find out how to join here: https://humboldtsar.org/
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