Articles Tagged With ‘search and rescue’




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Lompoc kidnapper arrested in Las Vegas

A Lompoc man suspected of kidnapping and holding his ex-girlfriend captive for four days was arrested Tuesday in Las Vegas. On Monday evening, Joseph Hetzel, 52, released Virginia Paris, 55, in front of a hotel in Henderson, Nevada. Paris told... (Continue reading)

Mans drowns at Lopez Lake after boat capsizes

A 47-year-old Southern California man failed to make it to shore after his boat capsized at Lopez Lake on Thursday afternoon. The man drowned and was later found dead in the lake. Around 2:15 p.m., three people were sailing on... (Continue reading)

Goleta man dies during dirt bike trip near Pozo

Search and rescue personnel found a 57-year-old Goleta man dead after he was reported missing while dirt biking near Pozo on Sunday. Joseph Dean Echavarria appears to have died of natural causes, according to the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s... (Continue reading)

Horse dies at Montana de Oro, bear hit on Cuesta Grade

On an apparently dangerous day for animals in San Luis Obispo County, a horse died in an accident at Montana de Oro State Park, and a bear was struck by a car on the Cuesta Grade. Around 4:40 p.m., a... (Continue reading)

Did off-roaders go missing near Pozo?

After intercepting a radio broadcast in which three people were heard asking for help, the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office launched a search in a forested area southwest of Pozo. Search crews did not locate anyone, and it is... (Continue reading)

Hiker airlifted from Montana de Oro after all-night affair

A hiker who ran out of gas spent Saturday night sleeping on a tarp with rescue workers near a Montana de Oro trail. The next morning, a helicopter airlifted him to safety. [KSBY] San Luis Obispo resident Cody Lydy, 27,... (Continue reading)

Missing man with Alzheimer’s found dead in rural SLO

A search and rescue team found the dead body of a missing 75-year-old San Luis Obispo man who had Alzheimers on Wednesday. Rich Korsgaard had been missing since Sunday. Around 10 a.m., search and rescue personnel from Kern County found... (Continue reading)

SLO man with Alzheimers goes missing

A 75-year-old San Luis Obispo man who is suffering from Alzheimers went missing Sunday. Authorities have yet to find him. Richard Korsgaard was last seen around 2 p.m. when he was walking near his rural San Luis Obispo home in... (Continue reading)

SLO sheriff calls off search for missing North Hollywood man

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s has called off its search in the Ragged Point area for Brian Fernandez of North Hollywood, who has now been missing for more than a month. Fernandez, 21, disappeared along with his girlfriend, Olivia... (Continue reading)

Ragged Point body identified as missing North Hollywood woman

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s officials identified the body found at the car wreck near Ragged Point as missing North Hollywood woman Olivia Hannah Gonzalez, 20. Gonzalez disappeared along with her boyfriend, Brian Fernandez on Dec. 23. Fernandez remains missing.... (Continue reading)



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