Dec. 5, 2018 – Officials are seeking the public’s help in locating a missing teddy bear that became lost after it was tied to a cluster of balloons and floated away in the skies above Westchester.
The stuffed animal, named Herbert, hasn’t been seen since Sunday morning, according to National Weather Service officials in Los Angeles.
The toy has a brown nose and paws but is otherwise black. The agency said the bear was “important.”
A user just asked for help tracking down an important missing teddy bear that floated away in a cluster of balloons Sun morning in Westchester. Based on the winds, it likely landed somewhere in Orange or San Diego Counties. Have you seen him? Spread the word! #FindHerbertBear pic.twitter.com/6RifXlGeVd
— NWS Los Angeles (@NWSLosAngeles) December 4, 2018
Based on recent wind patterns, authorities believe it likely traveled to Orange or San Diego County and landed somewhere there.
The weather service encouraged others to spread the word with #FindHerbertBear.
The agency even shared a photo of one of its employees getting in on the search.
We're on the lookout. pic.twitter.com/m8d7OiSMG3
— NWS San Diego (@NWSSanDiego) December 4, 2018
As of Tuesday night, there had been no reported Herbert sightings.