Jessica Garcia, an employee of DNC Parks & Resorts at Yosemite, Inc., has been found alive in the South Fork Drainage of the Merced River. Garcia was reported missing when she did not show up for work at the Wawona Hotel on Sunday, October 7th. She was found early yesterday afternoon by a member of the Yosemite National Park Search and Rescue Team less than two miles up the drainage, which is located in the southern portion of the park. Approximately 50 people were involved in the search and rescue operation yesterday, including six dog teams, 15 ground searchers, a ranger on horseback, the park helicopter, and other personnel. Yosemite National Park extends its sincere thanks to the Tuolumne County Sheriff's Office, Madera County Sheriff's Office, Mariposa County Sheriff's Office, Fresno County Sheriff's Office, YoDogs (volunteers with search and rescue dogs) and the Marin County Sheriff's Office for their assistance in the search.