Idyllwild Alzheimer’s Search

November 26, 2018
Idyllwild Area
2018-030

Written by Eric Holden

On the evening of November 26th, 2018, the team was called out to assist with a missing elderly male with Alzheimer’s out of Idyllwild. David Bradish had left his home earlier that day with his dog and had not returned by evening. Multiple Dog teams, RSO deputies, and RMRU members Kaitlyn and Mike responded and search throughout the night without sign of David.

Knowing weather was on the way the mission went OES and multiple agencies from surrounding counties came in on the 27th. Glenn, Sharon with DSSAR, and myself would be assigning grid areas to search for the ~70 searchers that responded today. Unfortunately, no sign of David was found.

On the 28th the mission continued with Glenn, Shani, and I running base while we sent out another ~80 searchers. Unfortunately, no sign of David was found. The mission was halted that evening. This would be the largest search in the history of Idyllwild with over 3,330 acres of land searched.

The search concluded the following week, see mission 2018-033.

RMRU Members Involved: Mike George, Glenn Henderson, Eric Holden, Kaitlyn Purington, and Shani Pynn.