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Re: Missing Hiker in Yosemite National Park Found After Two-day Search

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Missing Person
August 31, 2015 08:09PM
This just posted to Yosemite National Park FB page.

"MISSING PERSON: James Michael Millet, Jr.
If you were in the area of North Dome or Upper Yosemite Fall between August 11 and August 15, 2015 OR if you have have information about this individual, please call the Yosemite National Park Emergency Communications Center at 209/379-1992.
"Michael" planned a day hike to Upper Yosemite Fall on August 11 and has not returned to his vehicle. Michael is 39-year-old male who is 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighs 170 pounds, and has brown hair and brown eyes."

http://tinyurl.com/p9jhkcb



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/31/2015 08:17PM by troutwild.
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September 01, 2015 11:58AM
Re: Missing Person
September 01, 2015 12:45PM
Thank you, eeek. I'm still unsure of the photo posting procedure.

edit: Maybe I "get" it now. Just post the image URL. Like this?
http://photos.cntraveler.com/2015/06/24/558afd31eb260e510b3b130f_el-capitan-yosemite-cr-alamy.jpg

Ha! Never mind. I guess I still don't get it.....



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 09/01/2015 12:53PM by troutwild.
Re: Missing Person
September 01, 2015 01:47PM
NOW... I get it. No, really, I finally get it...



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/01/2015 01:49PM by troutwild.
Re: Missing Person
September 01, 2015 01:58PM
And that's nice first photo to post, too!



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avatar Re: Missing Person
September 02, 2015 10:44AM
Sad news, according to the Park's Facebook page/website:

http://www.nps.gov/yose/learn/news/missing-hiker-in-yosemite-national-park-found-deceased.htm

For those that don't want to click the link, it says:

"Yosemite National Park Rangers found the body of James Michael Millett Jr. yesterday, September 1, 2015. His body was found above Yosemite Valley. There are no further details available at this time. An investigation is ongoing."
avatar Missing Hiker in Yosemite National Park Found After Two-day Search
September 03, 2015 10:47AM
Yosemite National Park rangers found the body of James Michael Millett, Jr. on September 1, 2015, two days after discovering a car that had been left at a popular trailhead parking lot for an extended period of time.

Late in the evening on August 30, rangers noticed the car and began investigating to determine if the vehicle belonged to someone on an extended backpacking trip or was abandoned. After ruling out those possibilities, an aerial search for the missing man began on the morning of August 31. Authorities initially searched a large area of rugged terrain leading toward Yosemite Falls, a destination indicated in a note left in the car. Additional information narrowed the search area on the second day, which made it possible for rangers to locate the body of the missing man. The body was airlifted by helicopter from the North Dome area.

Millet, an experienced traveler, was currently living in the Bay Area. An investigation into his death is ongoing.
Re: Missing Hiker in Yosemite National Park Found After Two-day Search
September 03, 2015 10:58AM
Sad news. Many things could have happened, but I thought perhaps trying a shortcut back down to the Valley from North Dome was one of the likely scenarios. Just speculating. At least family and friends have some closure. Not all families get that - I still wonder what happened to George Penca, for instance. Or the young girl that disappeared from Sunrise Camp 20-30 years ago.
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September 03, 2015 11:42AM
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Ohnivy-Drak
I still wonder what happened to George Penca, for instance.

While not widely publicized, I thought they recovered George Penca's body at the bottom of Upper Yosemite Falls.

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September 03, 2015 02:39PM
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plawrence
I thought they recovered George Penca's body at the bottom of Upper Yosemite Falls.

Couldn't find anything on Google.
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September 04, 2015 06:55PM
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eeek
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plawrence
I thought they recovered George Penca's body at the bottom of Upper Yosemite Falls.

Couldn't find anything on Google.


It's was reported on this site by AlmostThere. She's familiar with YOSAR's operations so I assume her report was factual:

http://yosemitenews.info/forum/read.php?3,74908,74919#msg-74919


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Re: Missing Hiker in Yosemite National Park Found After Two-day Search
September 07, 2015 09:42PM
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eeek
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plawrence
I thought they recovered George Penca's body at the bottom of Upper Yosemite Falls.

Couldn't find anything on Google.

The most recent update I could find is here, nearly three years ago:

https://www.facebook.com/YosemiteNPS/posts/445387948842826
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