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MISSING PERSON • James Begley • Fort Bragg, California • 64 Years Old

MISSING PERSON • James Begley • Fort Bragg, California • 64 Years Old

Please help us spread the word about James Begley out of Fort Bragg, California by sharing this report.

BY REQUEST — This missing person was submitted via our submission form and is being created by user request. Although a police report may not have been published, we’ve been informed that police have been made aware of James’ disappearance.

FORT BRAGG — The missing’s family is asking for the public’s assistance in locating missing 64 year old James Begley out of the Fort Bragg, California area.

James was last seen in his kayak in the early morning hours on Sunday August 6, 2017 at Noyo Harbor in Fort Bragg. He was last seen padding towards Dolphin Aisle Marina. The Coast guard recovered his kayak floating offshore, but he was not in it. His kayak paddle has not yet been recovered, it was reported as being green in color.  Extensive searches and dives were performed in the area but did not find anything. These agencies have since suspended their searches and he has been declared a missing person. 

He was last seen wearing a tan colored Carhart (or similar style) jacket and a baseball cap.


James is described as:

• GENDER: Male.
• HAIR: Grey/Brown Curly.
• EYES: Blue.
• HEIGHT: 6 Feet 1 Inch.
• WEIGHT: 200 Pounds.
• OTHER: James has a faded tattoo of a sun on the back of his shoulder and he is many teeth.

Do you know something?

If you have any information in regards to James’ whereabouts, you are being asked to contact the Mendocino County Sheriffs Department at 707-463-4411 or 707-463-4086 immediately. If you can’t get through to the sheriff or don’t feel comfortable contacting law enforcement, you can get in contact with a family member of Jim’s by calling 831-233-0251. If you wish to remain anonymous, please enter *67 before dialing the area code to block your number from appearing on caller ID. You can also send an email with any information you have to FindJimBegley@gmail.com.

Want to stay anonymous?

If you wish to remain anonymous with your information, you are welcome to call California Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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5 comments on this report

  • August 25, 2017 at 6:15 pm

    Thank you to everyone who has taken time out of their day to read my fathers story and to every single one of the 613 people to share his story in less than 24 hours. I will never forget your kindness. Ever.

    There are too many unanswered questions for me to form a definitive opinion of what I think really occurred the morning of 8/6/17. Until these questions are answered or evidence proves otherwise, I’ll continue to hold onto hope that my father made it out of the water that day. If he did he may be confused, disoriented or in an altered state of mind or in a hospital or jail. The possibilites are endless. But there are possibilities. These are tiny chances for hope. Reasons to keep searching, reasons to not give up. And….because he would do the same for me.

  • September 4, 2017 at 6:31 am

    As of 9/4/17 my father has not yet been located. If you have any information, please call or send a text to 831-233-0251 or contact me via email at findjimbegley@gmail.com

  • September 12, 2017 at 10:14 pm

    Please, if you know Jim or know anything about his disappearance, let us know. Did you see him in his kayak? Has anyone foubd his paddle. When was the last time you saw him?? Please help..

  • November 15, 2017 at 7:04 pm

    My father is still missing. Please contact me with any information, regardless of how insignificant you think it may be. Any and all information helps.

    • June 23, 2019 at 7:25 pm

      I just saw this on Facebook and I did not realize it happened so long ago. I was a colleague if Jim’s in the Urchin Industry and my Father worked with him on his boat and was very good friends with him. I was saddened to hear this and so was my father. I hope and pray he has since been found safe. Please post an update.


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