SDMRT 2017-15 Jose Fernandez, Escondido

SDMRT Operations Report

SDMRT 2017-15 Jose Fernandez, Escondido

3 Dec 2017

Submitted by John Hatala

SDMRT Responders:

John Hatala

Dennis Peck

Adam Kimmerly

Rob Bair

TJ Tischer

Patrick Carey

SDMRT ITC: Dennis Peck

Other responding organizations: SDSDSAR (about 7 members), Escondido PD

Short Summary:

  • Type of callout: full
  • In-county San Diego
  • Type of search: Urban search for missing man
  • Location: Escondido High School, N Broadway, Escondido
  • Earliest time of activity: 1102 call out
  • Operational periods: 1102-1220, 3 Dec 2017
  • Information about the subject:
    • Name of subject: Jose Fernandez
    • Age: 84
    • Level of fitness and preparedness: N/A
    • Mental status: forgetful with no diagnosed mental issues
    • How were they found: civilian called 911 and reported seeing subject
  • Any rescuers injured: no
  • Aircraft used: ASTREA on station broadcasting message when subject was found

Descriptive Report

An 84-year-old man, Jose Fernandez, was reported missing from his home in Escondido during the morning of 3 December. He was last seen on 2 December at approximately 1730. Escondido PD was present at the CP location at Escondido High School with numerous patrol vehicles and an incident command vehicle. At approximately 1200, an ASTREA helicopter was flying in the vicinity of the man’s home, broadcasting information about his description to the community. At about 1210, the man was located at a nearby transit station.

Lessons learned/ suggestions for future operations: None