Missing Hiker in Alpine County since Oct 28 (Resolved)

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Missing Hiker in Alpine County since Oct 28 (Resolved)

Post by HiSierra » Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:40 am

Bradford Dozier 55 yo, kids in college, experienced hiker/peak bagger. Yosemite Valley ”Dozier’s Dome” is named after his brother Jeff.
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Re: Missing Hiker in Alpine County since Oct 28

Post by maverick » Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:41 pm

Fresno Co Sheriff's Dept:
The Fresno County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue (SAR) Team is helping look for a missing Stockton man. Bradford Dozier is the hiker who went missing last week in Alpine County. Some of our SAR members spent all of yesterday searching and continue today, helping other agencies look for Dozier. The challenges are rugged terrain and temperatures dipping into the teens.
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Re: Missing Hiker in Alpine County since Oct 28

Post by balzaccom » Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:05 pm

This is trailhead that leads down into Summit City Canyon, where I have done a lot of trail crew work. While it is quite remote, the trail down towards the Mokelumne River is in good shape and is recently maintained. There are only a couple of obvious loops in the area for day hikes...and to reach the Mokelumne would be beyond any normal day hike.

Hard to imagine what could have happened here..
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Re: Missing Hiker in Alpine County since Oct 28

Post by maverick » Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:15 pm

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Re: Missing Hiker in Alpine County since Oct 28

Post by maverick » Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:18 pm

Alpine Co Sheriff's Dept:
Multiple resources are on scene and also coming in.
We have had a lot of offers to help search from family and friends. We appreciate each and every one of you. At this time, we don't need to utilize civilians, but wanted to express our appreciation.

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Re: Missing Hiker in Alpine County since Oct 28

Post by maverick » Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:21 pm


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Re: Missing Hiker in Alpine County since Oct 28 (Resolved)

Post by maverick » Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:35 pm

Alpine County Sheriff's Dept:
DATE: November 4, 2018

FROM: Spencer Case, Undersheriff

REGARDING: Search and Rescue update regarding missing person Bradford Dozier

The search for missing person Bradford Dozier ended on November 3, 2018, when his body was found at the base of a cliff in Alpine County, California. Mr. Dozier died as a result of his injuries when he fell approximately two-hundred feet as he attempted to free climb steep terrain on the north side of Peak 9626. Mr. Dozier was described by family and friends as an avid and strong hiker who enjoyed climbing peaks in the Sierras. The Alpine County Sheriff’s Office, along with all involved emergency personnel convey our condolences to Mr. Dozier’s wife, family and friends.
The search for Mr. Dozier began on October 28, 2018, when he was reported as missing. Search efforts continued for six days. Agencies involved included Search and Rescue volunteers from as far away as San Diego. Also assisting were Military personnel, Civil Air Patrol, National Guard, and the California Highway Patrol. On the day Mr. Dozier was found, one hundred forty searchers were involved.
The Alpine County Sheriff’s Office thanks all those who selflessly and tirelessly volunteered their time to help find Mr. Dozier. Although we did not save Mr. Dozier’s life, we did return him to his loved ones. I sincerely hope you all realize how much the public appreciates your efforts and that being a member of the Search and Rescue community shows a concern for the welfare of others that is immeasurable.
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