Monday, 11 June 2007 02:06

Search and Rescue Looking For Overdue Hiker

slide2The Amador County Search and Rescue Unit kicked into high gear this weekend with the report of a missing hiker. According to a Press Release from the Sheriff’s Department On Saturday June 9, 2007 at approximately 3:36 pm a report was made to the Sheriff’s Department  that a 65-year-old male resident of San Francisco had failed to return from a planned hiking trip in Amador County. 
slide4 The experienced hiker and his two companions left the Allen Camp Trail Head on Thursday June 7th , 2007.  The missing hiker had planned to hike for the day and stay one night in the forest and then return to the Allen Camp Trail Head at Plasse’s Resort- while his partners continued on to Bear Valley.  The hiking party camped the first night near Horse Thief Spring and parted ways on the morning of June 8, 2007.  The missing hiker planned to hike back to his vehicle at Plasse’s and then drive to Bear Valley to meet his partners.  The two hiking partners reached Bear Valley on June 9, 2007 and became concerned that the missing hiker was not waiting for them.  After contacting friends, the missing hiker’s vehicle was found at the Allen Camp Trail Head. These friends contacted the Amador County Sheriff’s Office to report the hiker as missing.  Members of the Amador County Sheriff’s Office, El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office, Alpine County Sheriff’s Office, Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office, California Rescue Dog Association, Wilderness Finders, and the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office with the assistance of helicopters from the California Highway Patrol and National Guard continue to search for the missing hiker.  At the time of this release, Sunday night 11 pm, no evidence of the missing hiker has been located.