Updated: Hikers Reported Missing Walked Themselves Out

The Altadena Mountain Rescue Team aided in the search for the car of a hiker who was reported lost by his father. Authorities are uncertain where the missing person may have been hiking.

Update: While search and rescue teams continued to look for the hiker reported missing (who was apparently with one other hiker) Sgt. Cynthia Gonzales of the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station decided to try calling the hikers cell phone number.

He answered and told Gonzales that he and his companion had hiked out successfully - they had gotten lost on Sunday and ended up having to deciding to camp another night once it got dark.  They were able to find their way out and were back to their car by 11 a.m. or so, according to Gonzales.

Original: Local search and rescue teams, including the Altadena Mountain Rescue Team, are looking for a missing person who may have been hiking in the area.

The father of the missing person called authorities to tell them that his son may have been hiking in the area, according to Rich Deleon of the Altadena Mountain Rescue Team.

All of the trail heads in Altadena have been checked and the hiker's car has not been located there, according to Deleon.

The teams plan to next check the Chantry Flats area above Arcadia, according to Deleon.

Patch will update this story with more details as they become available.

D Shelley July 10, 2012 at 01:33 PM
And where was the car parked all of this time?
D Shelley July 10, 2012 at 03:38 PM
So let me get this straight...A father (no name - no home town) calls in to say that his son, (no name, no age, no home town) and his companion (no sex, no name, no home town, no age) MAY have been hiking somewhere. They found their way out (from where, we have no idea) to their car that maybe was parked at a trail head, but apparently was not. This is a story?
Dan Abendschein (Editor) July 10, 2012 at 03:59 PM
Well, D Shelley, when I originally heard of it, the hikers were still missing and nobody knew where they were. If I had heard of it after the fact that they found their way out, I probably would have been less inclined to write the story. Regarding names, the authorities generally do not release the name of lost hikers or people who called in to the police to protect their privacy.


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