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Posted by: thepinetree on 04/25/2017 11:33 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 04/25/2017 11:33 PM
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The Search Is On For Missing Charles Duston In Sonora Pass High Country

Pinecrest, CA...The search is still on for Charles Duston, 67 years old, 6'1", 170 pounds. Charles has a cabin in the Haypress/Eagle Meadow area. He goes to his cabin often for a week at a time. There is no phone at the cabin but he usually ventures out to "telescope peak" for cell service to check in with his wife but she has not heard from him. He tows his snowmobile, parks his vehicle off of Hwy 108 and rides to the cabin when the road is closed due to snow. He was due to return home yesterday(Monday) but never arrived. His vehicle was located on Hwy 108 at the entrance to Eagle Meadow.





The Tuolumne County Sheriff's Search and Rescue Team along with Cal Fire out of Pinecrest took their snowmobiles to his cabin and searched the surrounding areas. Charles was not at the cabin but appeared he was there at one point.
The Tuolumne County Sheriff's Search and Rescue, Forest Service, and Cal Fire snowmobile teams are out in the area searching today with the assistance of the CHP H24 helicopter.

Update Tues. April 25, 8:15 PM:
Several search crews were scouring the area near Eagle Meadow today for missing snowmobiler Charles Duston. His snowmobile was found approximately 2 miles from his cabin. Unfortunately Charles was not located. Office of Emergency Services will be sending additional resources including the National Guard and their helicopter, snowshoe teams and search and rescue from several counties to join Pinecrest Fire, Forest Service and our Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue team.

Charles picture is attached. Please share and if you have seen him or know of his whereabouts please call the Sheriff's Office at 209-533-5815.


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Oh My
Posted on: 2017-04-25 23:42:55   By: Anonymous
 
I hope they are successful in their search tomorrow.
I hope the weather cooperates.
I send comfort and hope to the family.

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    Re: Oh My
    Posted on: 2017-04-26 03:46:19   By: Anonymous
     
    Prayers for all involved in the search and all of the family. Be safe out there in the Woods.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2017-04-26 05:00:22   By: Anonymous
 
I too hope they find him safe and sound.
Now whennn they do, and he's back home
after all the hugs and kisses from his wife
you can bet on one thing coming soon.
CABIN FOR SALE Pls contact Mrs Duston

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2017-04-28 11:01:31   By: Anonymous
     
    nope. He died they way he would have wanted


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    Re:
    Posted on: 2017-04-28 11:02:50   By: Anonymous
     
    nope. He died they way he would have wanted and now the kids will use the cabin with Pam.


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With help from locals
Posted on: 2017-04-26 07:54:37   By: Anonymous
 
About 10 local snowmobilers went out on their own regard yesterday. These were actually the guys that found the snowmobile. They put in more time than any other paid resource. They know Chuck personally and will probably not stop until he is found. These guys are the true heroes, unpaid and willing to do everything possible to bring a man home to his family.

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    Re: With help from locals
    Posted on: 2017-04-26 11:28:47   By: Anonymous
     
    Excellent post

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    Re: With help from locals
    Posted on: 2017-04-26 11:29:09   By: Anonymous
     
    Excellent post

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