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Third hiker goes missing in Marin County

A 76-year-old hiker was reported missing Monday night and a search has begun to find him, Marin County sheriff’s officials said Tuesday.

Robert Bennett was last seen at 1:22 p.m. Monday as he was walking toward Valley Stone Trail Head. His vehicle was located Tuesday near the trailhead, according to sheriff’s officials.

Sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Brenton Schneider said deputies were able to get a description of Bennett’s clothing from surveillance footage in the area.

Marin County Sheriff's Office Robert Bennett, 76, was last seen near the Valley Stone Trail Head in Marin County, Calif. on Monday, February 17, 2020.

Bennett was last seen wearing blue jeans, a gray flannel shirt and gray shoes.

A search is underway also in Marin County for two other hikers. A search began Saturday for 77-year-old Carol Kiparsky and her husband 72-year-old Ian Irwin, who were last seen Friday.

The couple was last seen at a rental house on Via de la Vista in the community of Inverness/Sea Haven.

Marin County Sheriff's Office Carol Kiparsky, 77, and her husband Ian Irwin, 72, were last seen Friday, February 14, 2020 in the Inverness, Calif. area.

Kiparsky is 5 feet 2 inches tall, 115 pounds and has gray hair and blue eyes. Irwin is 6 feet 1 inch tall, 175 pounds with blue eyes. Irwin is balding. He has some gray hair.

Deputies are do not know what kind of clothing either is wearing.

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