Missing JROTC Students

April 19, 2008
Eight Missing JROTC Students

By Gwenda Yates

Saturday evening at approximately 5:30 p.m. I got the call from the Sheriff's dispatch. We had 9 ROTC juveniles that were overdue. They were to return to Humber Park from a day on the mountain at 2:30. So, like my fellow rescuers when children are involved, I tend to get a little excited. So, after calling the team out, I grabbed the Rescue Truck and headed up to Humberpark. Upon my arrival at 6:30 ish. I came upon a group of kids that were coming off the trail. Asked them if they were our missing ROTC group. Their reply was yes. I gave them the thumbs up and headed to the Deputy on scene. (Nick Nixon fellow team member was also on scene.) I let him know this was our group and headed back down the mountain. Other team members responding were Grace Manues, Jim Manues, Brenda DeLuna, Dan Morgan & Rick Mascheck.