Jun. 29, 2003: Missing Elderly Person - Rincon Beach

06/29/03, Sunday, 0100 Hours – 06/30/03, Monday, 1700 Hours

07/12/03, Saturday, 08:00-12:00 Hours

07/16/03, Wednesday, 16:00-20:00 Hours

J. Bruss and A. Puhek rappel down to search a hillside. Photo by Antonio M. Arizo

A 76-year-old woman with Alzheimer's disappeared from her 800-acre ranch on Saturday. The VCSAR Upper Ojai team initiated the search and the East Valley and Canine teams were called in to assist. The steep bluffs surrounding the ranch house and groves were searched. At daylight the VCSAR Fillmore team along with Santa Barbara Search and Rescue and dogs from California Rescue Dog Association. The search expanded to include the beach and nearby communities. Searchers rappelled down to search some the steep bluffs. The search was called for the day at dark on Sunday and resumed at first light on Monday. After a thorough check of the ranch and handing out fliers the main effort of the search was suspended at 17:00 on Monday. Teams are continuing to search selected areas.

The subject remains missing at this time.

View photos from the search in the gallery.