Teen Camper Missing in Marin

Missing person report delayed nearly 12 hours

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Cady Watts

    Search and rescue teams are narrowing their focus Sunday as they continue looking for a 17-year-old girl who apparently got separated from her camping group near Tennessee Beach in Marin County early Saturday morning.

    Alicia Scott Lee was last seen at 1 a.m. Saturday near a bunker by Tennessee Beach, National Park Service Ranger George Durgerian said.

    Alicia was with seven high school friends.

    Her friends did not report her missing until nearly 12 hours later.  They said they weren't sure she was missing until morning.

    It was not clear what caused that confusion.  Rangers who interviewed the friends said Lee somehow get briefly separated from the group overnight.

    There is no indication of foul play.

    Lee was last seen wearing a black sweatshirt, blue jeans and UGG boots.

    People searched in Golden Gate National Recreational Area Saturday afternoon.  They covering roughly from Muir Beach to Rodeo Beach. Sunday's search, which started at about 8 a.m., is focusing mainly on the area near Tennessee  Valley, where she disappeared.
     
    In addition to the National Park Service, the Marin County  Sheriff's Office, the U.S. Coast Guard, and teams from Sonoma and Alameda  counties have been helping with dogs, horses, boats and aircraft.

    "We are very actively searching for her," Durgerian said. "We have  people on the ground, in the air, and in the water."

    Anyone with information about Lee is asked to call the Marin  County Sheriff's Office at (415) 479-2311.

    Bay City News contributed to this report.