Missing People in Yosemite


On June 5, 2017, at approximately 12:30 pm, a male hiker was reported to have fallen from the Mist Trail and into the Merced River.

If you witnessed this incident on the Mist Trail or have any information regarding this individual, please contact Yosemite National Park Dispatch at 209/379-1992.

4 images of Peter Jackson and his backpack

*Due to a lack of new clues, and incoming inclement weather the Jackson search has been placed in a limited continuous mode as of October 2, 2016. This means that active searching in the field has ceased, however any clues that are developed will be followed up on by investigators or search teams depending on the type of information gathered.

If you have any information about Peter, please call 209/379-1926 (during business hours) or 209/379-1992 after hours.

Peter is believed to have gone on a day hike from his campsite at White Wolf Campground and never returned. It is unknown when he left or which directions he headed. Peter had texted his son on 9/17/16 saying he was on his way to Yosemite. His vehicle was found at White Wolf Campground, site #58, and his site was paid for until 9/21/16. Peter is a 74-year-old white male, with slender build, 5 ft 10 in, 155 lbs., with blue eyes, gray hair and beard. He is in excellent physical condition with no medical concerns. He has a royal blue Outdoor Products daypack. A description of other gear and clothing is not available.

Last updated: October 18, 2017

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