2016-06-23 / Front Page

Officials searching for missing man

A search is currenty underway for a missing Mariposa County man.

According to the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office, Ronald Hughes, 74, was last seen on Saturday, June 25. He is a white male with shoulder length gray hair, brown eyes and a goatee. He is approximately 5-feet, 11-inches tall and weights approximately 175 pounds.

He was last seen wearing a long sleeve red plaid shirt and tan pants.

According to the sheriff’s office, he rode away on a silver and gray mountain bicycle with a basket on the rear. Officials said he sufferes from medical conditions and may become disoriented.

According to Mariposa County Sheriff Doug Binnewies, Hughes was not an avid bicycle rider. Officials said they were not aware of  any destination where Hughes might be riding.

The sheriff did say they are focusing on the Woodland grade area, where a citizen said they saw someone fitting Hughes’ description. A helicopter was on the scene and there were several law enforcement officials searching the rugged terrain in that area.

If you have any information about Hughes, contact the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office at (209) 966-3615.   

Here’s a link on the sheriff’s office Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/mariposacountysheriff/photos/a.417607971597127.100548.152897558068171/1223243871033529/?type=3&theater

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