Missing motorcycle rider located in Mason County forest

BELFAIR, Wash. – On Sunday, November 10, 2013, at 1921 hours, the Mason County Sheriff’s Office was contacted regarding a missing/overdue dirt biker riding the trails from the Mission Creek trail head off of Belfair Tahuya, which is west of Belfair, WA.

Jill Venturi from Vashon, WA, had called 911 to report that at 1645 hours, she had received a text message from her 44 year old brother Darren Dysart, that he was riding his dirt bike and ran out of gas and he was walking out. After not hearing from her brother for a couple of hours, she called for our help.

Mason County Sheriff Deputies, Department of Natural Resources Officers and Fire District #2 Firefighters searched began searching the trails on quads. At 2330 hours, Darren Dysart’s motorcycle was found, but Darren was nowhere to be seen. At 0130 hours, within minutes of search and rescue resources from Kitsap County arriving, search teams found Darren walking in the forest about one mile from where they had found his motorcycle.

Darren was escorted to safety where he was found in good health. After recovering his motorcycle, Darren returned to his Vashon, WA home.