John Ross Ferrara / Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015 @ 2:58 p.m. / Missing
(UPDATED: FOUND) 73-Year-Old Hunter Missing Since Last Night
UPDATE, FRIDAY MORNING: From the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office:
On September 24, 2015 at approximately 7:15pm David Hoie returned to his hunting camp. A Deputy responded to the camp to confirm that Mr. Hoie was there and to see if he needed medical attention. Mr. Hoie declined medical attention and seemed in good spirits. The Deputy interviewed Mr. Hoie who stated that he hiked into a canyon on September 23, 2015 and was unable to hike out until the morning of September 24, 2015, he ran into some other hunters on the 24th who then gave him a ride back to his camp.
He stated that he had noticed both the fixed wing aircraft and helicopter about five miles west of his location. Mr. Hoie thought that the plane was there scouting the fire that was still burning in the area.
Trinity County Sheriff’s Office Press Release:
David Hoie, DOB: 1-19-42, brown hair, blue eyes, 5’11”, 200 pounds, Alameda, CA
David Hoie was reported missing last night, September 23, 2015 at approximately 10:30 pm, his last known location was on South Ridge Mtn Road near Cold Springs in Southern Trinity County.
Mr. Hoie had walked away from his vehicle earlier in the evening and walked into the woods hunting. He did not return to his vehicle or to camp. He was wearing blue jeans, black shirt and a white and black plaid jacket. The area and roads around his vehicle were searched last night.
They were not able to locate any sign of Mr. Hoie. The search was started back up this morning which includes 2 Trinity County Sheriff’s Deputies, Trinity County Search and Rescue, U.S. Forest Service and California Highway Patrol helicopter.