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Missing man, Jerome Barr, found in Sierra County

A California Land Management employee reported missing Monday has been located in Sierra County, according to a news release from the Nevada County Sheriff Keith Royal.

Jerome Barr, 69, who lives in employee housing at the Woodcamp Campground on the south end of Jackson Meadows Campground, had reportedly last been seen early Sunday afternoon en route to Logger Campground located at Stampede Reservoir.

According to the release, Barr was found at approximately 8 p.m. Tuesday along United States Forest Service road 270, near Davies Creek Campground, on the northeast side of Stampede Reservoir.

Barr was with the vehicle he was last seen in on a rugged side road. He had a laceration to his nose and was dehydrated, appeared disoriented but was otherwise in good health, the release states.

Barr was transported via ambulance to Tahoe Forest Hospital where he was admitted overnight for observation.

Nevada County Sheriff Keith Royal stated in the release that Barr 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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