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Missing Man Located in Sierra County

A man who was reported missing to Nevada County Sheriff’s office shortly after noon  on Tuesday, July 14,  has been located by US Forest Service Employees. Sheriff Keith Royal says the missing person, 69 year old Jerome Barr works for the California Land Management Company as a camp host and lives at the Woodcamp campground on the south side of Jackson Meadows. On Monday he was on his way to Logger Campground located at Stampede Reservoir in Sierra County. Barr was described by witnesses prior to him leaving as being disoriented and possibly affected by the heat.
Last evening about 8:00 PM United States Forest Employees located Barr,   near Davies Creek Campground, on the northeast side of Stampede Reservoir in Sierra County.
click here to listen to Sheriff Royal
Barr told authorities he was driving on a dirt road, when apparently an ATV passed him and cut him off. In an attempt to avoid the ATV Barr swerved off the roadway and drove over numerous rocks damaging his vehicle. Barr was able to get his vehicle back on the roadway and continued driving until his vehicle became disabled. Barr stayed with his disabled vehicle until he was ultimately located by USFS personnel.

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