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Yosemite National Park Searches for Missing Visitor - news release

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avatar Yosemite National Park Searches for Missing Visitor - news release
March 23, 2015 11:38AM
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.
Re: Yosemite National Park Searches for Missing Visitor - news release
March 23, 2015 12:19PM
avatar Missing Hiker Found Alive in Yosemite National Park (3/2015)
March 23, 2015 12:55PM
From NPS:

Date: March 23, 2015

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

Missing visitor, Michael "Mic" Dahl, was found alive this morning, at approximately 11:00 a.m., in Yosemite National Park. He was spotted by visitors on the Yosemite Valley Loop Trail. The visitors recognized him from the missing persons flyer. Dahl was found approximately a quarter mile east of the Lower Yosemite Fall trail, in a large boulder field below Sunnyside Bench. Dahl sustained multiple injuries and is being transported to a local hospital via ground ambulance.

Dahl was reported missing by a group of friends on Saturday night, March 21, 2015, after a short hike to Lower Yosemite Fall. His last known location was at the base of Lower Yosemite Fall in Yosemite Valley. Approximately 50 search and rescue crew members have been searching for him since the initial report was received.

The park received assistance from, and would like to thank, Madera, Tuolumne, Mariposa, and Marin County Search and Rescue and the Auburn office of California Highway Patrol.

avatar Re: Missing Hiker Found Alive in Yosemite National Park (3/2015)
March 23, 2015 12:57PM
I wonder if he had slipped and fell off the Sunnyside Bench.
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