Deputies use helicopter to save missing elderly man in Butte County

Butte County sheriff's deputies used a helicopter to rescue an elderly man that was reported missing in Butte County on Tuesday.

Posted: Jul 10, 2019 1:50 PM
Updated: Jul 10, 2019 2:17 PM

BERRY CREEK, Calif. - Butte County sheriff's deputies used a helicopter to rescue an elderly man that was reported missing in Butte County on Tuesday.

The sheriff's office said the 76-year-old man was reported missing on Tuesday in the area of French Creek Road in Berry Creek after returning from an offroad vehicle outing the day before. 

A logging company employee spotted the man near the North Fork of the Feather River and called deputies. 

A helicopter was used to help rescue the man from the area. He was taken to the hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. 

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