News Update!!: Essex, CA: Search for hiker Barbara Thomas continues Saturday as a week goes by since becoming missing.
ZachNews has the latest information on the search for a missing Bullhead City, Arizona woman in the desert area in San Bernardino County, California.
According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station, the search continues on Saturday, July 20th, 2019 for missing person, 69 years old Barbara Thomas from Bullhead City, Arizona, in the Mohave Desert near Essex, California.
Eighty (80) Search and Rescue members from throughout the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department were deployed into the field this morning just after sunrise. Off-road vehicles, K9 units, certified in cave searches, rope climbing and desert terrain ground hikers are being utilized today. Aviation will be assisting throughout the search operation.
There has been no evidence of Barbara Thomas located on previous days. Temperatures are expected to reach over 100 degrees.
According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station, Barbara Thomas went missing on Friday, July 12th, 2019 when she and her husband Robert were hiking in the Mohave Desert approximately 20 miles north of the Interstate 40 east of Kelbaker Road.
During the hike, Barbara and Robert got separated and she has not been seen since.
Barbara is 5’9, 130 lbs., Blonde hair, Green eyes and was last seen wearing a black bikini, a red baseball cap and tan hiking boots with black socks.
The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department wants the public to know that anybody with information regarding Barbara’s whereabouts is urged to contact the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station at: 1 (760)326-9200 or Sheriff’s Dispatch at: 1 (760) 956-5001.
** Press Release (Updated: 7-20-2019): **
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Stay tuned to ZachNews for the latest information on the continuing search for missing Barbara Thomas.
** Pictures from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department: **