The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office has launched a search for a missing Bay Area man in the Rock Creek area of El Dorado County. Edward Cavanaugh, a 46 year old male was last seen on July 17th while riding his blue Yamaha YZ 250 in the Rock Creek trail system. Mr. Cavanaugh parted ways with another rider he had been riding with. Cavanaugh was going to utilize the trail system to return to a residence he owns in the area. This trail system is in the Georgetown Divide area between the towns of Mosquito and Garden Valley.
Search efforts began yesterday and include over 50 Search and Rescue volunteers from El Dorado, Placer, Yolo, Alpine and Stanislaus Counties. Friends and family of Mr. Cavanaugh are searching the area as well. Search crews are utilizing off road vehicles, foot teams, and a C.H.P. helicopter.
Mr. Cavanaugh does have a medical condition. He was last seen wearing Fox brand dirt bike riding clothing and a black helmet. If anyone has information regarding Edward Cavanaugh please contact the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office Central Dispatch non-emergency at (530) 621-6600