Kym Kemp / Friday, Dec. 23, 2011 @ 8:15 a.m. / News
Fortuna Boy Lost in Woods—Town Still Searching for him
UPDATE 11:16 a.m.: The boy has been reunited with his family and is uninjured.
UPDATE, 10:05 a.m.: A Fortuna Police Department spokesperson tells us that the boy is down at the bottom of a steep ravine off of Graham Way. He is uninjured. They’re not quite sure how he got down there. The family and the police department were able to locate him this morning by walking around the area, shouting. — Hank
UPDATE: There has been verbal contact with the boy and efforts are being discussed on how to “gain access.”
Yesterday afternoon, 14 year old Kevin Tommila Jr. went hiking with friends. They became separated and couldn’t find him. He was last seen around 3pm. About 8:30 pm, the police received a report about the missing boy. The police dept., the Fortuna Fire Dept. and community members began searching the area. At 10:30 pm Humboldt County Search and Rescue joined the search.
The search continued through the night with ATV’s and on foot. However, as of this morning, Tommila is still missing.
Poor kid. It was cold last night. It is only 37 degrees there this morning at 8. I hope his family gets to hug him soon.