The Nevada County Sheriff's Office reported Wednesday that a 69-year-old man reported missing earlier this week in the Jackson Meadows area has been found alive.
Jerome Barr, an employee of California Land Management, was reported missing about 12:30 p.m. Monday. He lives in employee housing at the Woodcamp Campground at the south end of Jackson Meadows Campground. Barr reportedly left the complex between 12:30 and 1 p.m. Sunday en route to Logger Campground at Stampede Reservoir in Sierra County.
Witnesses told authorities that before he left, Barr was disoriented and possibly affected by the heat, according to a Sheriff's Office news release. He did not arrive at his intended destination.
Barr was found about 8 p.m. Tuesday by U.S. Forest Service employees along a forest service road near Davies Creek campground on the northeast side of Stampede Reservoir. He had a laceration on his nose and was dehydrated.
Barr, who appeared disoriented, was otherwise in good health. He was taken by ambulance to a hospital where he was admitted overnight for observation.
Barr was driving on a dirt road when cut him off by a passing ATV, according a sheriff’s office press release. To avoid a collision, Barr swerved off the roadway and drove over rocks, damaging his vehicle.
He was able to get back on the road and continued driving until the vehicle broke down. Barr stayed with the disabled vehicle until he was found by the forest service personnel.
Call The Bee’s Bill Lindelof, (916) 321-1079.