Members of the Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Team and other rescuers, carry Bob Bell of Cambria, a dementia and Parkinson’s Disease patient, from the upper reaches of Strawberry Canyon. Bell got lost on a walk and spent the night amid brush and brambles before longtime Cambria resident John Sterling found him on Aug. 12. Rescuers — including deputies, CHP officers and more than 30 members of Cambria’s Community Emergency Rescue Team — had combed the hills, valleys, neighborhoods and even downtown, looking for the missing man. A search helicopter, rescue team members from as far away as Bakersfield and Santa Barbara, neighbors, friends and strangers also joined in the search for Bell.
Members of the Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Team and other rescuers, carry Bob Bell of Cambria, a dementia and Parkinson’s Disease patient, from the upper reaches of Strawberry Canyon. Bell got lost on a walk and spent the night amid brush and brambles before longtime Cambria resident John Sterling found him on Aug. 12. Rescuers — including deputies, CHP officers and more than 30 members of Cambria’s Community Emergency Rescue Team — had combed the hills, valleys, neighborhoods and even downtown, looking for the missing man. A search helicopter, rescue team members from as far away as Bakersfield and Santa Barbara, neighbors, friends and strangers also joined in the search for Bell. CAMBRIAN PHOTO BY KATHE TANNER
Members of the Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Team and other rescuers, carry Bob Bell of Cambria, a dementia and Parkinson’s Disease patient, from the upper reaches of Strawberry Canyon. Bell got lost on a walk and spent the night amid brush and brambles before longtime Cambria resident John Sterling found him on Aug. 12. Rescuers — including deputies, CHP officers and more than 30 members of Cambria’s Community Emergency Rescue Team — had combed the hills, valleys, neighborhoods and even downtown, looking for the missing man. A search helicopter, rescue team members from as far away as Bakersfield and Santa Barbara, neighbors, friends and strangers also joined in the search for Bell. CAMBRIAN PHOTO BY KATHE TANNER