The park is considered to have dangerous and dense redwood terrain, making the search process somewhat difficult for volunteers.
Emergency crews and more than 100 volunteers are actively searching for a 9-year-old girl who went missing from a state park in Northern California on Friday afternoon. The missing girl, Ida Rothschild, was on vacation from Santa Fe, New Mexico with her parents and two younger brothers at Samuel P. Taylor State Park, according to information obtained by the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.
NBC Bay Area reported that Ida was last seen at her family’s campsite around noon on Friday. After realizing she was gone for over 30 minutes, her father went out looking for her. After spending 90 minutes without locating his daughter, park authorities were contacted. Search teams were organized immediately and began looking for Ida through the evening and early Saturday morning hours.
The park is considered to have dangerous and dense redwood terrain, making the search process somewhat difficult for volunteers. Overnight temperatures hold steady at around 40 and 50 degrees which is also of great concern to the young girl’s family.
“We don’t have any new clues or evidence with regards to her whereabouts,” said sheriff’s Lt. Doug Pittman on Saturday morning. Ida was last seen wearing a floral swimsuit cover-up. She is 4 feet 2 inches tall with dark hair, according to information released by Pittman.
Authorities are also checking all vehicles and perimeter exits from the park. While foul play is not considered to play an active role in this case, park officials want to make sure all possible precautions are being taken for the safety of the young girl.
Update: Ida Rothschild has been located as of late Saturday morning, according to the Marin County sheriff’s office. Additional information has not been released.