On Monday at 3:56 p.m., Loraina Kunde of Redding called the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office to report her 11-year-old son, Skyler Harrah, was lost near Eskimo Hill west of Old Station.
He was at the recreation area with his family playing in the snow and had gone back to the car, in the parking lot. Harrah, however, took a wrong turn when he left the parking lot to head back to his family and called his mother on his cellular phone to tell her he was lost. Deputies from Redding, Burney, the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Team, plus volunteers assisted in a search of the area.
Due to inclement weather, a California Highway Patrol helicopter was forced to turn back and unable to assist in the search.
Search and Rescue personnel were able to talk to Harrah on his phone and got his GPS location. Harrah did a great job following directions and calling out for help, they said. At 6:07 p.m., Harrah was located, cold and wet, about one-half mile northwest of the parking lot at Eskimo Hill.