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Humboldt man still missing after three-day search near Covelo

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On Wednesday, the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office and Mendocino County Search and Rescue Team continued a missing person search for the third consecutive day in the area of Highway 162 at the 8-mile bridge near Covelo.

John Davis (Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office) © Provided by Ukiah Daily Journal John Davis (Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office)

The missing person, identified as Humboldt County resident John Davis, 48,  was last seen Sunday (Oct. 24) in the early morning hours while camping/hunting with family. On Monday, searchers located the missing man’s dog, but he has not yet been found.

There were approximately 50 searchers on Wednesday, with mutual aid Search & Rescue assistance from Alameda County, Contra Costa County, Sonoma County, San Mateo County, Napa County, Placer County, Nevada County, Cal ESAR and the California Air National Guard. Search efforts consist of ground, motorized, K9 and aerial search teams.

Davis is described as 5 feet 11 inches tall, weighing 220 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a camouflage rain jacket, and neon green pants with a reflective stripe.

Anyone with information that could help search efforts is asked to call the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office at 707-463-4086.


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