Authorities said search efforts are ongoing for a traveling nurse from Michigan who was last seen hiking in California.
Ann Herford, 66, has been missing since Wednesday, Nov, 15, and was last seen on the Arnold Rim Trail in Calaveras County, California.
According to NBC affiliate KCRA, Herford is a traveling nurse practitioner from Michigan. She was reported missing after she didn’t show up for work at Adventist Health in Sonora, California. She was staying alone at a Best Western in Sonora.
She had breakfast with a friend on Saturday, Nov. 11, and said she was interested in hiking. On Wednesday, Nov. 15, a resident saw her near a trailhead where her car was found.
Her family told police that Herford enjoyed hiking but did not have wilderness survival skills and never planned on walking more than a couple miles at a time.
On Friday, 79 searchers were deployed to look for her. The search is being coordinated by the Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue, with support from other search teams from throughout the state.,
On Saturday, the Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue, along with statewide resources, continued to search for Herford. The search on Saturday involved 120 searchers, five canine teams, neighborhood canvassing, and aircraft.
The aerial search had to be shortened due to weather, but was expected to continue when the weather improved. Authorities said search efforts are ongoing.
Anyone with information about her location should contact the Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office at 209-754-6500.
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