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Seven-Year-Old Boy Missing In Emigrant Wilderness

Pinecrest, CA — A full scale search is underway in the Emigrant Wilderness near Pinecrest for a seven-year-old Modesto boy who went missing Saturday.

Brian Hill was reported missing to the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office at 5:48pm Saturday. Sgt. A.J. Ford says he was on a camping trip with his family and last seen near Dutch Lake. The boy was walking back to a campsite with his father and others following an afternoon of fishing and ran ahead of the group along a trail. When the group returned to the campsite, Hill had not arrived.

Helping with a search Sunday morning are the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office, Search and Rescue, Calaveras County Search and Rescue, Forest Service, CHP and volunteers.

Anyone with information should contact the T.C. Sheriff’s Office at 533-5815. 

Written by bjhansen@mlode.com.