Yells for help near Annadel State Park drew Sheriff's deputies to the area on Wednesday. An extensive search on the ground and in the air resulted in a man being taken to Sutter Hospital, then to a mental health facility.
Deputies were dispatched to the 1400 block of White Oak Drive in the Oakmont area of Santa Rosa at 7:15 a.m., regarding a man yelling in the area, according to a news release.
The reporting party was walking adjacent to the north of Annadel State Park when she heard a man yelling for help.
Deputies began searching and calling out for the subject. Additional resources were requested including the off-road Motorcycle Unit of the Sheriff’s Office, Search and Rescue, and a fixed wing aircraft from the California Highway Patrol.
At approximately 9:50 a.m., while the search efforts were going on in the Annadel area, the Sheriff’s Office received a call of a man in the 6600 block of Bennett Valley Road who was reported to be in the road yelling, throwing rocks at cars and acting in a bizarre manner.
Deputies arrived and located a male who was identified as Dillon Wilson, 24, who is transient. Wilson appeared to have been in the wooded area without shoes and had several small abrasions. He was taken to Sutter Hospital in Santa Rosa for a medical check and then taken to a mental health facility because he was unable to care for himself.
It is believed that Wilson was possibly the same person who was yelling in the state park, according to the news release. He was located approximately two miles away from the original reported location.
Sonoma County Search and Rescue continued a grid search of the area until approximately 5 p.m. to make sure there was not another person needing assistance. Neighbors in the area were interviewed and the search was then called off.