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Date Released: 11/12/2008
Subject: Search and Rescue
Contact: Brenda Godsey, PIO
Case No#: 200807461
Released By: Brenda Godsey

Location: Hoopa

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office conducted a search and rescue effort this morning after receiving a report of two overdue hunters. At about 2:30 this morning a family member called the Sheriff’s Office and reported that two men and not met their prearranged pick-up ride after a day of hunting that started Tuesday. They were said to be in the Mill Creek area of Hoopa. Sheriff’s Deputies, volunteers with the Sheriff’s Posse, U.S. Forest Service personnel, and friend and family of the missing men searched the area for the missing men. The Sheriff’s Office responded to the area with 4-wheel drive vehicles, ATV’s, and a Mobile Command Center.

At about 10:30 this morning a deputy spotted the pair walking on the Lower Long Ridge Road, approximately four miles off Big Hill Road. The two men, Larry Jordan, 52, and Anthony Obie, 21, both of Hoopa, told the deputy they had underestimated the time they needed to return to their pick-up point the day before. Recognizing they were going to lose daylight, they built a makeshift shelter and waited out the night. This morning they made their way to a road where the deputy found them. The two were uninjured and in good health.