Hiker, 63, missing in California’s Kings Canyon park
KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Authorities are searching for a 63-year-old hiker missing for two days in a rugged area of California’s Kings Canyon National Park.
The National Park Service says Diane Salmon was last seen Friday while hiking with two family members on the Bishop Pass Trail in Dusy Basin, at an elevation of nearly 11,000 feet (3,350 meters).
Officials say nearly two dozen searchers are combing the area on Sunday, ahead of expected bad weather. Incident Commander Tom Parrack says the search will continue until it’s determined to be unsafe for rescue teams.
Salmon, from Lafayette, California, was wearing a tan down-fill jacket with stripes and black ski pants. She was carrying a backpack with a sleeping bag.