Missing man found safe in Trinity County

Oct 29, 2014 11:32 AM by News Staff

A 59-year-old Trinity County man missing since late last week was found safe on Tuesday afternoon, the Trinity County Sheriff's Office confirmed.

According to the sheriff's office Dave Stornetta was located by family members who had contracted out a helicopter to increase search efforts. Stornetta's wife contacted the sheriff's office at 5 p.m. Tuesday and said Stornetta appeared to be in good health and did not need medical attention.

Stornetta requested that the helicopter transport him back to the family's hunting camp.

Investigators will be contacting Stornetta once he returns to his residence regarding his location and movement while he was missing.

Stornetta is an experienced hunter and was very familiar with the area he went missing in. The exact location he was found in is unknown, but sheriff's officials say it is believed he went missing in a remote area of Trinity County, east of Covelo.


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