Occidental man located

By Laura Hagar Rush, Townsy Media, July 27, 2021

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After two tense days, Lyle Keller has been found.

Sonoma County Search and Rescue has located Lyle Keller, a 61-year-old man who had been missing from Occidental. Keller, a longtime resident of Graton who had moved to Occidental, had last been heard from at 6:30 a.m. on Sunday, July 25.

Keller was found in a culvert around 2:30 p.m. on July 27, on a nearby property. He was airlifted to a hospital for treatment after being missing for two days.

Keller went missing from his girlfriend’s home on Peaks Pike Road in the Occidental area. In initial calls to help find Keller, the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office noted that they believed he left his house on foot.