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On 01-27-2012, approximately 7:30 p.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s office was notified of two missing College of the Redwoods students who had gone for a hike behind College of the Redwoods campus. Daniel Martinez, 18 years old, and Jazmine Reed, 18 years old both attend College of the Redwoods and had gone for a hike in the woods behind campus at approximately 3:00 p.m. At approximately 7:00 p.m. they called a friend and said they were lost in the woods and couldn’t find their way back to campus. The friend attempted to call them back, however the phone rolled immediately to voice mail and the friend could no longer make contact with them.
The Sheriff’s Office began searching for the missing students as soon as they arrived, and additional Search and Rescue personnel were called out.
At approximately 9:15 p.m. both students were able to find their own way out of the woods. Both were in good condition other than being wet, cold and covered in mud.