Friday, January 27, 2023

[UPDATE 8:54 P.M.: Located] Elderly Man Missing Off Mountain House Road Between Hopland and Yorkville

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Information is preliminary at this point, but an elderly man is missing off of Mountain House Road south of Hopland.

Scanner traffic indicates the man has dementia. He is reportedly wearing a green t-shirt, blue jeans, and a sweater. Reports indicate he is thought to be in the area of the 20000 block of Mountain House Road

This reporter saw multiple Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office vehicles driving down Mountain House Road, as well as members of the Hopland Fire Department. 

The Incident Commander is requesting Henry-1, the helicopter associated with emergency response situations from Sonoma County.

Temperatures are expected to drop tonight to 39° F, which brings the threat of hypothermia.

UPDATE 8:54 p.m.: Search crews at the scene are reporting they’ve located the missing man. They “are working their way into him,” reported one searcher. He was located at about 8:30 p.m. An ambulance is responding to the area.

Please remember that this story is unfolding. Information is being reported as we gather it. However, some of the information coming from witnesses and initial official reports could be wrong. We will do our best to get the facts but, in the case that something is inaccurate, we will update with correct information as soon as we can.

This map does not depict the exact location associated with the incident to respect the privacy of those affected.

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I like to think of myself as a journalist for the everyman. Journalism has become a craft practiced largely by the urban elite. It’s time to take it back. I have been an Emerald Triangle resident since 2006 and this is year ten in Mendocino County. Please, email me at matthewplafever@gmail.com if you know a story that needs to be told.

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