UPDATE, Saturday 12:10: Video of the rescue provided by the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office

Happy endings are always awesome! Welcome back little Raina! (Video courtesy of Captain Greg Van Patten at Sherwood School.)

Posted by Mendocino Sheriff on Saturday, November 21, 2015


UPDATE, 5:10 p.m.: According to the Willits Weekly, the child has been found:

Third time’s the charm: Scanner reports yet again: “The child has been located, and is doing well.” Helicopter 101 reported engine 1155 located her. She’s “a little bit cold.” just after 5 pm.

Posted by Willits Weekly on Friday, November 20, 2015

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From the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office: 

On 11-20-15 at 11:29 AM the Sheriff’s Office received a report of a missing 5-year-old female child with the first name of “Raina”.

Raina was last seen on today’s date at 11:15 hours in the front yard of a residence located at 27441 on Skyview Road in Willits, California. This is a remote rural area of the Brooktrails subdivision.

Raina is described as a white female child standing 3 feet 5 inches tall, weighing 40 pounds, having brown hair and brown eyes. Raina was last seen wearing a gray/orange sweater, gray/blue sweatpants with blue paw print logos and black tennis shoes.

Requests have been made for further assistance from the Brooktrails Fire Department, CALFIRE, and the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office Search & Rescue Team.

Anyone with information as to the current whereabouts of Raina are urged to contact the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office at 707-463-4086.