Following Extensive Search Efforts, 77-year-old At-Risk San Ramon Woman Found Alive

August 30, 2014 · 13 comments

San Ramon resident Luba Lusherovich has been found alive in the Norris Canyon Road area of San Ramon this afternoon, according to her
familymembers.

Lusherovich, 77, walked away from her home on Fountainhead Drive in San Ramon around noon on Wednesday. Her family called police for help after searching for her for several hours.

Lusherovich suffers from dementia and speaks limited English with a heavy Russian accent, police said.

She was last seen walking on Bollinger Canyon Road near Marsh Drive, according to police.

According to her granddaughter-in-law, Kelsey Bye, hundreds of volunteers and search and rescue crew from 11 counties arrived in the area to
help search for her Lusherovich.

Bye said Lusherovich has been transported to San Ramon Regional Medical Center and that she is waiting to hear more about her grandmother-in-law’s condition.

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1 Silva August 30, 2014 at 4:52 PM

Yay. I hope she’s okay. So glad she’s found.

2 Tom August 30, 2014 at 5:01 PM

Great news! I’m very happy for her family and friends, and very thankful for all the volunteers.

3 MadMom August 30, 2014 at 5:02 PM

Thank you Mayor. I also hope that she’s OK. What an ordeal for the family and everyone concerned.Thankful that’s she was found.

4 Enfield303 August 30, 2014 at 5:15 PM

That is great news. How far from her home was she found ? I’m not too familiar with that area.

5 Shirley Wilson August 30, 2014 at 5:17 PM

3 days is a long time for someone that age to be without food, water or shelter. Hope she is alright.

6 Michelle(original) August 30, 2014 at 5:32 PM

Thanks to the neighbors who pulled together. Thankful she was found alright.

7 Shasta Daisy August 30, 2014 at 8:01 PM

Thank God.

Hope she recovers.

I’ve been so worried about her.
I can’t even begin to imagine how worried her family and friends must have been for the past three days.

Hope they all sleep well tonite.

8 dad August 30, 2014 at 9:26 PM

What ever happen to the man in Danville serving alcohol to underage kids at his home. there was a big fight and i hurd someone died.

9 Cat Wrangler August 31, 2014 at 1:28 AM

Thank Heavens! Glad that she was found.

10 anon August 31, 2014 at 1:47 AM

After four days, rescue crews and a well-trained Labrador Retriever, found 77-year-old Luba Lusherovich.
Saturday, searchers decided to cast a wider net. It was thanks to the instincts of a yellow Lab named Ammo, and his specially-trained owner, that Luba was spotted behind a home along Norris Canyon Road.
Ammo, the Labrador Retriever who led searchers to missing Luba Lusherovich, plays with his ball. (CBS)

Ammo, the Labrador Retriever who led searchers to missing Luba Lusherovich, plays with his ball. (CBS)

“There was a little creek, and I looked down, and called her name, and she waved her arm,” said Sonya Roth of the California Rescue Dog Association. “I went down and held her hand, and that was the best feeling in the world.”
http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2014/08/30/missing-lusherovich-elderly-woman-with-dementia-found-thanks-to-rescue-dog-and-trainer/

11 anon August 31, 2014 at 2:04 AM

“I’m ecstatic; frankly, this is a miracle,” she said. “She had no food, no money, no water … I don’t know how much more miraculous it could get.”
Contra Costa County Sheriff Search and Rescue volunteer Jon Kalan, of Walnut Creek, takes down an antenna atop a mobile command unit as he and others

San Ramon police Sgt. Hollis Tong said she was found near a creek on Norris Canyon Road. Search and rescue dogs from the California Rescue Dogs Association first found a shoe, then a piece of clothing.

The handlers notified the command post at 2:15 p.m. that the dogs had picked up her scent and followed it to a house, where they found her, conscious and smiling, Tong said.

It was Ammo’s first find, said handler Sonya Roth of her yellow Labrador retriever.
http://www.mercurynews.com/rss/ci_26438980

12 Antler August 31, 2014 at 8:11 AM

This is a most heartwarming outcome! To all the sworn officers, the trained volunteers and Lab, every citizen who simply CARED enough to keep an eye out during their daily activities…or to actively search within their own terrain….. just if any of you searchers follow Claycord, thank you for “being there” for Luba and her family!

My life has been rich with all sorts of hobby interests, with volunteer and professional commitments, activities with friends and family and pets, and traveling. But if I had it to do over again, SOMEHOW I would have added training with a dog so as to be a part of such searches. “No man left behind” is an awe-inspiring, powerful concept.

13 Shelly August 31, 2014 at 8:15 AM

I don’t know her or her family, but I feel so gratefull she was found. Thanks to all of the searchers and the wonderful Ammo!!!

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