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Search Begins for Missing Hiker in Yosemite National Park

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Date: June 9, 2008

Yosemite National Park staff began the search today for Ssmyn (Ess-meen") Barrios. Barrios is described as 24 years old, a native Honduran, who is 5’7" tall. Mr. Barrios speaks Spanish and broken English. He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a blue t-shirt, and black shoes.

Anyone in the area ONLY of Sentinel Dome, Washburn Point, or Glacier Point after 2pm on 6/8/08 is asked to please call Yosemite National Park Investigations Unit at 209/372-0311 even if they did not see Mr. Barrios. Media calls should be directed to Public Information Officer Adrienne Freeman at 209/372-0480.

Did You Know?

Wawona Covered Bridge

Built to connect human developments on both sides of the South Fork Merced River, the Wawona Covered Bridge is one of few covered bridges in the region. Built in 1868 by Yosemite’s first guardian, Galen Clark, the Wawona Covered Bridge boasts state significance within transportation, entertainment, and recreation contexts.