SDMRT 2020-16 Spring Valley

SDMRT Operations Report 2020-16

Full Callout, Missing Person, Spring Valley, CA

Stanley Neff

June 17, 2020

SDMRT Responders: Jennifer Macelt, Dylan Bodkin, Kelly Sloan and Robert Bair

SDMRT ITC: Hugo Bermudez

Other responding organizations: San Diego County Sheriff’s Department SAR and local law enforcement. Estimate total of approx. 25 SAR personnel.

Short Summary:

  • Type of callout: Full callout
  • In-county: San Diego
  • Type of search: Search for missing person
  • Environment: Urban/suburban
  • Location
    • LKP leaving residence, Sweetwater Lane, Spring Valley, CA 91977
    • CP at 2300 Bancroft Dr, Spring Valley, CA 91977
    • Subject found approximately 16:00 at hospital.
  • Operational periods, if applicable
    • Earliest time of activity: Callout request at 05:47 on 06/17/2020
    • Ending time: 16:40 on 06/17/2020
  • Information about the subjects:
    • Name of subject: Stanley Neff
    • Age, Gender: 74 year old male
    • Level of fitness and experience: Tires easily
    • Mental status: Suffers from Alzheimer’s, and Dementia
    • Injuries: None known at the time
    • How were they found: Located by Sherriffs Dept after contacting multiple hospitals.
  • Any rescuers injured: No injuries reported
  • Aircraft used: None known

Descriptive Report:

74 year old white male was presumed missing at 22:00 on 6/16/2020 from assisted living facility residence in the 8900 block of Troy Street in Spring Valley. He suffers from Alzheimer’s disease, and Dementia. He was described as 5’8”, 140 pounds, grey hair and beard, and last seen wearing wire rimmed glasses, a blue plaid button up, white t-shirt, khaki pants and two distinctly different shoes. SDSDSAR and SDMRT were activated at 05:47 on 06/17/2020. The Command Post, including mobile command, was established in the parking lot of 2300 Bancroft Dr, Spring Valley, CA 91977. As SAR/MRT personnel arrived they went through medical screening for Covid-19. The subject was found at a nearby hospital during the first operational period. 30 teams were deployed. The callout was ended at 16:40 on 06/17/2020.

Lessons learned/ suggestions for future operations:

Sgt. Vengler/SDCSD learned that each hospital has a distinct admittance procedure and that not all departments communicate with one another. A new procedure for calling hospitals will be employed in the future.