Friday, 27 May 2022

Search and rescue teams look for man in Cow Mountain area

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – A search effort was under way Thursday night in the Cow Mountain area, where officials were attempting to locate a lost man.

Lake County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue teams, along with K-Corps and CalStar 4, were working into the early morning hours attempting to find the man, according to radio reports.

Based on latitude and longitude coordinates CalStar gave, it located the man in an area near the Whitethorn trail off of Trail No. 15 in the wilderness area, on an eastern facing slope one ridge over from the Cow Mountain repeater site, according to radio reports.

The area was estimated to be about two miles by ground from the Mendocino County side of the wilderness area, based on reports from the scene.

However, CalStar’s pilot said there was no place to land safely due to vegetation and terrain, so he gave latitude and longitude coordinates to help the teams locate the man.

With CalStar 4 running low on fuel, it had to leave shortly after 10:30 p.m.

Shortly after 11:30 p.m., the missing man – who was calling 911 on a cell phone with a low battery – reportedly told a dispatcher that he was shaking, couldn’t stand and was out of water after drinking the one bottle of water he had with him some time before.       

Search teams were moving into the area on foot and four-wheel motorcycles early Friday morning.

Additional details about the search and the missing man were not immediately available.

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