Two little girls, ages 6 and 8, have been lost in the woods near Twin Trees just south of Benbow since about 2:30 p.m. today, confirmed Lt. Mike Fridley of the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office. He said the girls went missing in the 3000 block of Twin Trees Road.
Fridley gave the following description:
The 8 year old is about 4 feet, 2 inches tall and weighs 85 pounds. She has blonde hair and hazel eyes. She was last seen wearing purple rainboots and a gray long sleeved shirt with a hood.
The 6 year old is about 3 feet, 6 inches tall and weighs about 40 pounds. She has blonde hair with purple streaks in it and hazel eyes. She was last seen wearing a maroon colored rain jacket with white horses on it, as well as blue jeans and pink rain boots.
Diana Totten, speaking for the Southern Humboldt County Technical Rescue, said the team is in the area assisting the Sheriff’s Office with the search and that there are trained trackers in the area. She said that at this point people should stay clear of the area unless they have permission from the Sheriff’s Office.
Fridley said that the Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue is also responding to the area.
“If anyone sees the girls,” he said, “call 911."
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