Missing Hiker Found Alive in Yosemite National Park
Missing hiker, Ann Lory, was found alive this morning, at approximately 11:30 a.m., in Yosemite National Park. She was located by a family member working with Search and Rescue crews in the search area. Lory sustained injuries and has been transported to a local hospital for medical attention.
Lory was reported missing by her family on Saturday night, November 23, 2013. Her last known location was in the Foresta area, a small community on the border of Yosemite National Park. Approximately 70 Search and Rescue crew members have been searching for her since the initial report was received.
The park received assistance from, and would like to thank, 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 assisted in the search effort.
Did You Know?
The indigenous people of Yosemite Valley have used fire as a tool for thousands of years. Fire was used to encourage the growth of plants used for basket making and to promote the growth of the black oak--a sun loving species--and a staple food source for American Indians from this region.