Sunday, the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office was contacted about a missing person. 44-year-old Richard Gates had left on Saturday at approximately 6:30 a.m. to go hiking in the Ragged Point area along the north coast of the county.
He parked his vehicle at the Ragged Point Inn. His wife says Gates would sometimes spend the night when he goes hiking. When he did not return home she filed a missing person report.
The Sheriff’s Office Search & Rescue Unit was activated at 6:00 p.m. Gates is described as a white male adult, 6’0, 290 pounds, brown hair, brown eyes and a beard. He was possibly wearing khaki pants, a long sleeved khaki shirt and brown boots.
If you have any information on the whereabouts of Richard Gates please call the Sheriff’s Office at 781-4550.