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Contact: Dusy Basin SAR Media Line, 559-565-3704
KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Calif. September 30, 2018 – The missing hiker, Diane Salmon, 63, from Lafayette, California, who was reported missing has been found. She was seen by other hikers on her way to the South Lake Trailhead in Inyo National Forest. Ms. Salmon walked out with them and is currently being reunited with her family.
Incident Commander Tom Parrack shared after it was confirmed that Ms. Salmon was found, “We are all happy for this conclusion to this search and rescue. Visitors should be reminded that many of these incidents result from groups separating from each other and it is safer to travel together.”
Park rangers want to remind the public that weather in the Sierra Nevada this time of year can change at a moment’s notice. As always, it’s best to be prepared for changes in the weather and unintended nights out.
In total, over fifty responders were assigned to this incident. Responders are currently working on a demobilization plan to bring ground searchers out of this area before the incoming storm arrives. Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks appreciate the assistance from Inyo County Sheriff and Yosemite National Park Search and Rescue (YOSAR).
Last updated: September 30, 2018