Released: December 7, 2022 - Wednesday, 11:02 AM

At-Risk Missing Person Located

Contact: Tony CipollaPhone: (805) 781-4547Date and time of incident: 12-7-2022, Approximately 7:30 AMPlace of Occurrence: Near Pirates CoveVictim Information: Male Juvenile, 17Suspect Information: N/AOn 12-7-2022, an at-risk missing person was safely located in a remote area near Pirates Cove.
The 17-year-old male juvenile from Bakersfield was reported missing by family members on 12-6-2022 at approximately 6:00 PM. Sheriff's Deputies were able to locate the victim's vehicle at the Pirates Cove parking lot. Sheriff's Search and Rescue (SAR) began searching the area on foot as well as with a drone with infrared capabilities. The missing person was not located at that time.
At approximately 7:30 AM on 12-7-2022, as Search and Rescue was deploying resources to renew the search, the missing person was located at a remote area of Pirates Cove. The Port San Luis Harbor Patrol along with the assistance of Cal Fire were able to swim out to the victim, brought him to a Harbor Patrol boat and then transported him to Harford Pier where family members were waiting for him.
The victim was evaluated by medics on scene and returned to his family.