June 19, 2021 - The Kern County Sheriff's Office reports on Friday, June 18, 2021, at 12:15 p.m., the Kern County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a missing 88-year-old male who was last seen on June 17 in the 25 Hill area, south of Taft.
Deputies from the Taft Substation responded to the area, but due to the rugged terrain, they could not access much of the area.
The Kern County Sheriff’s Office Air Unit (Air2) was requested to respond to search the area. Air2 conducted a search of the area and at 2:00 p.m., were able to locate the missing person and his vehicle stuck in the bottom of a ravine, several miles south of 25 Hill Rd. Due to the remoteness of the area, the helicopter crew landed and made contact with the missing person. He was dehydrated, but in good condition.
Due to the extreme temperatures, the Air2 crew loaded the missing person into the helicopter and the pilot flew him to a waiting ambulance while the Tactical Flight Officer stayed behind. After dropping the missing person off with medical aid, the pilot returned and picked up the Tactical Flight Officer. The missing person was evaluated by medical aid and then reunited with family members.
Kern County, California Sheriff's Office