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Visitors spot missing hiker at Yosemite National Park

Postby rlown » Mon Mar 23, 2015 4:04 pm

It's slow, so. http://www.modbee.com/news/local/article16075829.html

YOSEMITE
A 20-year-old man reported missing at Yosemite National Park was found Monday morning, authorities said.

Michael Dahl, a student at the University of California at Santa Barbara, last had been seen near the Lower Yosemite Fall footbridge on Saturday morning, according to a post on the park’s Facebook page. Friends discovered he was missing after a planned day hike, according to a news release from the National Park Service.

According to park spokeswoman Kari Cobb, visitors to the park found Dahl this morning near the Yosemite Valley Loop Trail.

“The visitors recognized him from the missing persons flyer (posted around the park),” Cobb said.

Dahl was found roughly a quarter mile east of the Lower Yosemite Fall trail, in a large boulder field below Sunnyside Bench. He suffered multiple injuries and was being transported to a local hospital via ground ambulance.

Dahl and his friends walked along the paved path to Lower Yosemite about 10 a.m., rangers said. “The group began ‘scrambling’ on the rocky area just below the Lower Fall, when they noticed Dahl was missing,” the news release said. “After searching for Dahl for approximately two hours, they reported him missing to Yosemite Valley Rangers.”

According to the Park Service, roughly 50 people were involved in the search effort. Dog teams and a helicopter were also used in the search. The park received assistance from Madera County, Mariposa County, Tuolumne County, and Marin County Search and Rescue, and the California Highway Patrol out of Auburn.

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Sucks when a day hike goes bad.



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Yosemite hiker, 20, found after search

Postby ERIC » Mon Mar 23, 2015 6:29 pm

Yosemite hiker, 20, found after search

The Fresno BeeMarch 22, 2015

Missing hiker Michael “Mic” Dahl, 20, was found about 11 a.m. Monday in Yosemite National Park, park authorities said.

Dahl was seen by visitors on Yosemite Valley Loop Trail. He sustained multiple injuries and was transported to a local hospital by ground ambulance, authorities said.

The visitors recognized Dahl from a flier distributed Sunday. He was found about a quarter mile east of Lower Yosemite Fall trail in a large boulder field.

Dahl was reported missing by a group of friends Saturday night after a short hike to Lower Yosemite Fall. About 50 search and rescue crew members looked for him.

The park received assistance from Madera, Tuolumne, Mariposa, and Marin County search and rescue teams and the Auburn office of California Highway Patrol.

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Re: Visitors spot missing hiker at Yosemite National Park

Postby ERIC » Mon Mar 23, 2015 6:35 pm

Beat me to it, Russ. :)
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