Missing Hikers Found - Un-Missing!

by Placerville Newswire / Nov 10, 2019 / comments

[El Dorado County Sheriff's Office]

On 11/09/2019, EDSO received a telephone call from a concerned citizen regarding potential overdue subjects recreating in the area of Silver Fork. The reporting party stated she believed a female and male adult were absent from their vehicle over 24 hours after briefly speaking with them the previous day about hiking near SugarLoaf.

EDSO and Search and Rescue volunteers responded to the area to locate the subjects. With the assistance of a CalStar helicopter and our ground search teams, the subjects were located healthy, and quite surprised, as they were not missing, but rock climbing in the area.

EDSO is fortunate to serve in an area where so many enjoy the natural beauty of our county. As always, if you plan to recreate in the backcountry, ensure you have a good plan, are well supplied for the elements, and inform friends of where you're going and when you'll be back.