A family in California finally has some good news regarding their missing relative who disappeared hiking in Yosemite National Park.
Alan Chow, 36, was supposed to go on an overnight backpacking trip in Yosemite, but managed to get lost on his hike and was unable to return back to camp.
Due to snowfall during the winter months, the well-marked trails were hidden under a thick layer of snow, making them very difficult to follow.
His co-workers at the Alameda County Social Services Agency were the first ones to notice his absence when he did not return to work three days later as planned.
The search party for Chow included around 60 people, focusing on the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir area of the park where he was last seen.
Finally, six days later, a helicopter crew spotted Chow above Wapama Falls near the center of the park. According to park ranger Scott Gediman, Chow did everything right to stay alive.
“He did the right thing by setting up his tend, using melted snow for drinking water, had some food, had warm clothing and was able to stay put,” Gediman said.
“He was prepared and didn’t try to walk around and get even more lost,” he continued.
According to park officials, Chow is in good condition and has been reunited with his family.
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