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Contact: Jana McCabe, 559-565-3131 or 559-679-2866
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks are currently conducting a search and rescue operation in and around the Cedar Grove area for Rommel and Marisol Pompa who failed to return from their backpacking trip as scheduled on Monday, Sept. 29. The married couple planned to hike the Rae Lakes Loop, departing from Cedar Grove on the Woods Creek trail and returning via the Bubbs Creek trail.
In addition to teams on foot, searchers are using the park helicopter and horse patrols. Currently there are 15 searchers hiking trails within the search area and interviewing other hikers.The 32 year old Rommel Pompa is described as 6 feet tall and 160 pounds with short, light brown hair and brown eyes. Marisol Pompa is 5 feet 6 inches tall, 140 pounds with shoulder length brown hair and brown eyes. Additional information and a photo are included in the attached flyer. Any hikers who may have seen or come in contact with either of the individuals should call the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Incident Command Post at 559-565-3341 or 888-677-2746.