The following statement was issued on the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page:
Mendocino County Search & Rescue is actively searching near the area of Parlin Fork Conservation Camp on Highway 20 (near Fort Bragg) for a missing person reported on 10-08-20 during the late afternoon.
A search was conducted last night and is continuing this morning.
The missing person is Sharon “Chris” Bear, a 71 year-old female standing 5 feet 1 inches tall. She has gray hair and blue eyes. She is believed to be wearing the same hat, glasses and shirt shown in the photograph.
She was last heard from on 10-08-20 at approximately 9:00 AM by telephone.
The search was initiated yesterday after Sheriff’s Deputies found her vehicle unoccupied in a wooded area where the search is being conducted.
Anyone with information about her current whereabouts is urged to call the Sheriff’s Office at 707-463-4086.
UPDATE 11:12 a.m.
The following statement was issued by the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office:
On 10-10-2020 at approximately 10:20 AM searchers dedicated to the Search & Rescue operation found Sharon Bear alive within the search area.
Searchers are actively working on extracting her from the search area to deliver her to awaiting medical personnel for medical assessment and treatment if needed.