Yosemite National Park Searches for Missing Visitor

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News Release Date: March 23, 2015

Michael "Mic" Dahl, 20, Missing Since Saturday, March 21


Yosemite National Park Rangers and search volunteers continue to search for Michael "Mic" Dahl, a 20 year old male, from southern California. Dahl, has been missing since Saturday morning, March 21, 2015. A student at University of California, Santa Barbara, Dahl arrived in Yosemite on the morning of Saturday, March 21, with three friends. He was discovered missing by his friends after a planned day hike.

At approximately 10:00 a.m., Dahl and his friends walked the paved path to Lower Yosemite Fall. The group began "scrambling" on the rocky area just below the Lower Fall, when they noticed Dahl was missing. After searching for Dahl for approximately two hours, they reported him missing to Yosemite Valley Rangers. 

Dahl is 6' 01" and slender with light brown/reddish hair and green eyes. He was last seen wearing a light blue hoodie sweatshirt and jeans, and was carrying a digital SLR camera with a removable lens. Visitors who were hiking in the Yosemite Falls area between Saturday, March 21, and Monday, March 23, 2015, who may have seen Dahl are asked to call 209-372-0259. 

Approximately 50 people are involved in the search effort and the park is utilizing dog teams and a helicopter to search for any signs of Dahl. The park is receiving assistance from Madera County, Mariposa County, Tuolumne County, and Marin County Search and Rescue, and the California Highway Patrol out of Auburn.



Last updated: March 23, 2015

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