Big Bear, CA, May 16, 2013 – The Big Bear Sheriff’s Station is requesting the public’s assistance for missing person Karen Dalman. Dalman was last seen at approximately 10:00 am, Tuesday, May 14th.  Early on Tuesday morning, Dalman and a friend, Bruce Jackson, drove to the area of Crystal Mountain near the Eye of God on 2N02 in Baldwin Lake for a day-hike with Jackson’s dog, described as a white pit-bull with dark stripes and a white and black face. Dalman and Jackson were separated after the dog got away from the hikers.  Shortly before 7:00 am today, Jackson reported Dalman missing, stating he had been lost in the area since Tuesday after not being able to find the dog.  Jackson reported that he had made his way back to the vehicle this morning and returned to his home in Erwin Lake, but was unable to locate Dalman. Jackson was treated for dehydration at his residence.  Deputies of the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station responded to the call of the missing person and began conducting a search of the surrounding area.  Since 9:00am this morning, search efforts have expanded to consist of a command post with 3 teams of Search & Rescue members on foot, 2 teams of Posse members on horseback, and Sheriff’s aviation conducting aerial searches.  Karen Dalman is described as a 59-year-old white female adult, 5’2” tall, 125 lbs., with blond hair and hazel eyes. She was last seen wearing a light colored top, tan capri pants and sneakers. Dalman is reported to have medical issues and difficulties walking. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Karen Dalman is requested to contact the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station at (909) 866-0100.