Almost 20 folks have been desperately scouring the Mojave Desert in California on Wednesday for any signal of a 69-year-old bikini-clad Arizona girl who reportedly vanished Friday whereas climbing together with her husband, and who nonetheless could also be stranded whereas sweltering, triple-digit temperatures baked the area.
Barbara Thomas, of Bullhead Metropolis, Ariz., was final seen Friday climbing together with her husband, Robert, within the desert about 20 miles north of Interstate 40, east of Kelbaker Street, in line with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Division.
On Tuesday, the company mentioned 20 Search and Rescue volunteers, and deputies assigned to the River Station, continued combing via the unforgiving wasteland seeking the 69-year-old.
“Off-road autos are being utilized to permit searchers to cowl extra space,” the sheriff’s workplace mentioned.
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Thomas was final seen sporting a black bikini, purple baseball cap and tan climbing boots with black socks. She is described as 5 toes 9 inches tall, weighing 130 kilos and with blonde hair and inexperienced eyes.
“There have been no sightings of her presently,” the most recent replace Wednesday from authorities learn.
The 69-year-old reportedly didn’t have any provides or her cellular phone on the time she was reported lacking. Authorities haven’t launched extra details about how the couple grew to become separated.
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Search and rescue members, together with sheriff’s deputies, K9’s, park rangers, and a helicopter have been deployed within the Mojave Desert as a part of the crew in search of Thomas.
Temperatures have topped 100 levels within the days since she was reported lacking, and is predicted to proceed hitting triple digits the remainder of the week.
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The Nationwide Climate Service warns warmth is the highest weather-related killer within the U.S. Moreover restricted time open air and dressing appropriately, folks can observe warmth security by staying hydrated, limiting strenuous actions and discovering shade
Anybody with data relating to Barbara’s whereabouts is urged to contact the Colorado River Station at 760-326-9200 or Sheriff’s Dispatch at 760-956-5001.