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    Yosemite

    National Park California

Missing Visitor Found in Yosemite National Park

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Date: June 11, 2008

Esmin Garmendia-Barrios was found alive and responsive today, June 11, 2008, at approximately 2:15 pm. Mr. Garmendia was located by helicopter near Mt. Starr King inside the designated search area, south and east of Washburn Point where he was last seen on June 8.

Almost 200 searchers from Yosemite National Park, the California Conservation Corps (CCC), and Mono, Tuolumne, San Mateo, Marin, Santa Clara, Ventura, Fresno, Contra Costa, Santa Barbara and Sierra Madre Counties, as well as the Bay Area Mountain Rescue Unit and China Lake Search and Rescue participated in the search

Media calls should be directed to the Media Relations Office at 209/372-0248.

Did You Know?

View of Yosemite Valley from the Wawona Tunnel Vista.

Rockfall events have helped shape many of the outstanding features along Yosemite Valley's walls, including Royal Arches, North Dome, and Half Dome. Giant talus slopes that slant away from the Valley walls accumulate debris with each rockfall event.