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Yosemite National Park Searches for Missing Hiker Ann Lory

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Date: November 25, 2013

Ann Lory, 60, has been Missing Since Saturday Morning, November 23 

Yosemite National Park Rangers are searching for Ann Lory, 60, a resident of Foresta, who has been missing since Saturdaymorning, November 23, 2013. Foresta is a small community located along the western portion of the park boundary and can only be accessed through the park via Highway 120 (Big Oak Flat Road).

Lory reportedly left her residence early Saturday morning, November 23, to hike along the Old Coulterville Road and the Old Big Oak Flat Road in Yosemite National Park. Lory is 5' 6" tall, 110 pounds, and has grey hair and hazel eyes. The type of clothing and gear she had with her is unknown.

Yosemite Park Rangers are currently conducting the search in and around the Foresta area. Approximately 70 people are involved in the search effort and the park is utilizing dog teams to assist in locating Lory.

If any park visitors or employees were in the area of the Old Coulterville Road and the Old Big Oak Flat Road on Satruday, November 23, please call (209) 379-1992.

The park is receiving assistance from the Madera, Fresno, Tuolumne, Kern, Merced, and Mariposa Counties Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue. Additionally, the Fresno Office of the California Highway Patrol and the California Office of Emergency Services are assisting in the search efforts.

The park will release additional information as it becomes available.  

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Upper Yosemite Fall with spring runoff

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