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Search for local missing teen scheduled this weekend

COAST CITIES — An intense search effort for a missing San Marcos teen is scheduled from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 1 and May 2 at the Harper Flats area inside Anza Borrego Desert State Park.
16-year-old Mickey Guidry (AKA Mike or Mikey) has been missing since Thanksgiving 2009. On April 25, tire cover from Mickey’s Jeep was recovered, altering the target search location. Mickey was camping at 5454 Split Mountain Road in Ocotillo Wells. Adults close to Mickey report that he left to return home at approximately 3 p.m. on Nov. 27, and never returned.
Mickey’s Jeep was found on Nov. 28 at Fish Creek Wash along a rugged, rocky off-road vehicle trail. All of his personal belongings were inside the vehicle, including his wallet, clothing, and school ID. Keys to the vehicle were in the ignition, and the car battery was dead. The front right tire was missing and the spare was flat, indicating he had changed a tire trying to get out of the wash.
Mickey is 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs 155 pounds. He has sandy blonde hair and blue eyes.
Volunteers are asked to bring sufficient water supply, and wear sunscreen and appropriate clothing for high-temp weather conditions. No children under 18 are permitted on the search. Licensed four-wheel drive vehicles, search and rescue personnel, and military personnel are needed.
The terrain of the search area mandates that only physically fit individuals who can hike at length are allowed to participate. Temperatures are expected to be in the 90-degree range. Do not attempt to volunteer if you are not physically fit.
Photo ID will be required upon registration. If you would like to get involved, contact search organizers immediately at (800) 921-5214 or at (323) 639-3049.