Man missing in Santa Cruz Mountains located after nine days

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

A man who went missing in the Santa Cruz Mountains was rescued safely this week, according to the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office. 

Lukas McClish, 34, went missing on June 11. He was reported missing by his family on June 15. 

Witnesses in Big Basin State Park reported hearing someone yelling for help on Thursday, but it took some time to figure out where the sound was coming from. Sheriff’s deputies responded along with CalFire and the Boulder Creek Fire Department. 

With the help of drones from the sheriff’s office, McClish was found in the trees between Empire Grade and Big Basin Highway, near Foreman Creek in Santa Cruz County. 

“Thank you to each agency and our dispatch for helping relay all of the information to necessary departments. This truly was a team effort with the best outcome we could have hoped for,” CalFire CZU wrote of the rescue. 

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About the Author
Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.