Man looking for dog becomes missing himself

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

A Happy Camp man who went missing last week while searching for his dog was found after about 35 hours at the Ferry Point Campground by a private citizen.

John Leland Alameda II, age 35, had become separated from his companion on Monday, May 20 while searching a remote drainage in the Titus Creek area when they became separated, the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office reported.

Alameda was reported missing later that day, after his companion said he had last communicated with his friend via text message at 1 a.m. that morning.

Alameda had a walkie-talkie and a flashlight and after the men became separated in rugged terrain, he was not seen again by the reporting party, said the Sheriff’s Office, which mobilized its Search and Rescue team.

A “Be on the Lookout” bulletin and photograph was disseminated throughout the region, the Sheriff’s Office said, and a search Tuesday, May 21 failed to locate Alameda.

The SAR team resumed the search Wednesday morning, May 22 when he was located at Ferry Point, the Sheriff’s Office reported.

“Medical aid was requested by first responders but Mr. Alameda declined medical treatment and at his request, he was transported to friend’s home in the Happy Camp area,” said the Sheriff’s Office. According to SAR reports, the dog was not found.