- Associated Press - Monday, March 26, 2018

MODESTO, Calif. (AP) - The Latest on two people missing from flash flooding in California last week (all times local):

4 p.m.

Authorities say two people missing since last week’s flash flooding in the Sierra Nevada foothills of central California are presumed dead.

The Mariposa County sheriff’s office said Monday that a large-scale search effort found their damaged vehicles but has so far failed to locate a man and a woman who went missing in separate incidents.

The missing woman is 72-year-old Carol Brown of the community of Catheys Valley near Merced. Authorities say she didn’t return home after going to check on some horses and her car was found on its side in a surging creek.

Separately, 67-year-old John Honesto was reported missing in Tuolumne County when he did not return home from a substitute teaching job.


8:50 a.m.

Authorities are searching for two people missing since flash floods from heavy storms swept through parts of the Sierra Nevada foothills last week.

The Modesto Bee reports that crews on Sunday were searching for the missing man and woman using a helicopter and dive teams in the areas they were last seen Thursday.

The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Department did not release the names or descriptions of either person but said they were believed to have been swept away in separate incidents tied to the recent storms.

Crews continued repairs to numerous roads damaged by the flash floods throughout Mariposa County, near Fresno in the Sierra foothills.

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