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Missing person in Yosemite

Postby hjldennis » Mon Sep 26, 2016 10:58 pm

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Re: Missing person in Yosemite

Postby maverick » Tue Sep 27, 2016 2:39 pm

Yosemite NP:
MISSING PERSON: Peter Jackson texted his son on 9/17/2016 saying he was on his way to Yosemite. His vehicle was found at White Wolf campsite #58, and his site was paid for until 9/21/2016. Jackson is believed to have gone on a day hike from his campsite and never returned. Jackson is known to do moderate to strenuous hikes around 5 miles in length. It is unknown when he left or which direction he headed. Jackson is a 74 year old male that is 5 feet 10 inches and 155 pounds. He is in excellent physical condition with no medical concerns. It is unknown what he is wearing or what gear he has with him.

If you have any information regarding this individual, or were staying in the White Wolf Campground, and/or hiked the trails leaving from White Wolf between September 17 and today, please contact 209/379-1926 during business hours, or Yosemite Dispatch at 209/379-1992 after hours.
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Re: Missing person in Yosemite

Postby maverick » Wed Oct 05, 2016 12:14 pm

Search has been suspended.

Yosemite NPS:
Due to a lack of new clues, and incoming inclement weather the Jackson search has been placed in a limited continuous mode as of October 2, 2016. This means that active searching in the field has ceased, however any clues that are developed will be followed up on by investigators or search teams depending on the type of information gathered.
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Re: Missing person in Yosemite

Postby 559Hunter » Thu Oct 20, 2016 9:32 am

How sad. Hopefully they can still find him but chances are slim now. This is a good reminder that you should always leave a description of your plans with a loved one. Even if you are headed into a familiar area. Several years ago I got turned around in the Kaiser Wilderness and had to spend an unexpected night out there. Luckily I left a note with my wife that had a detailed description of the route I planned on taking and SAR was able to locate me rather easily after I lit a signal fire. Since then I take better precautions before I venture out. I always hate hearing these stories. I can't imagine the helplessness his family must feel.
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