Update: Missing San Diego woman last seen at Shasta Lake found
SHASTA LAKE, Calif. —
Update 5:50 p.m.:
According to the Shasta County Sheriff's Office, a California Highway Patrol flyover located Penelope Bax's motorhome. After landing nearby they found Bax alive. She was airlifted to a local hospital.
A San Diego woman, last suspected of being around Shasta Lake, has been reported missing by her family.
Penelope Elizabeth Bax, 63, was reported missing to the Shasta County Sheriff's Office on Saturday, March 31 at 5:15 p.m.
According to her sister, Bax's last known location was at Hirz Bay campground in the Shasta-Trinity area, on Thursday.
Bax was traveling to a family member's home in Bellingham, Washington but has yet to arrive.
Bax's family said she left Vista, California on March 26 while driving a white and gray Winnebago motorhome, with a silver Mercedes Benz logo on the front grill. According to her family, Bax was expected to arrive in Washington on March 29.
During the initial investigation, deputies learned Bax had stayed the night in the area of the Hirz Campground near Lakehead.
The Shasta County Sheriff's Office immediately issued a "Be on the Lookout" to local law enforcement on Bax and the Winnebago she was driving.
Officials said the Hirz Campground and surrounding areas have been searched with the assistance of Forest Service personnel and CHP, but neither Bax or her RV have been found.
Currently, the Shasta County Sheriff's Office is searching Bax's recent activity in the area, social media, and working with her family to figure out where she is.
Bax is also believed to be traveling with her dog.
Anyone with information regarding her whereabouts is encouraged to call the Shasta County Sheriff's Office at 530-245-6025.