7/30/17 Missing Hiker Alert PCT Hiker (Resolved)

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7/30/17 Missing Hiker Alert PCT Hiker (Resolved)

Post by Shawn » Sun Jul 30, 2017 9:44 am

Copied from the web / PCT Hiker FB Page:
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*** MISSING PCT HIKER ***
Update as of Saturday, July 29th
Trail Name: Tree Wang
Legal Name: Chaocui Wang
Home: China
Search Area: Tuolumne Meadows to Sonora Pass. She is a NOBO Hiker.
Yosemite National Park have an official Missing Person. Search and Rescue is in progress.
Tree was last seen on July 17 at mile 977.
KM North *HAS* her box. Tree sent it under her legal name Chaocui Wang. Her pickup date was 7/18. She is OVER-DUE by 12 days.
Contact has been made with Chaocui Wang's family in China.
If anyone has any information, sightings or knowledge ... PLEASE reach out to Yosemite Dispatch 24/7 at 209-379-1992.
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Re: 7/30/17 Missing Hiker Alert PCT Hiker

Post by maverick » Sun Jul 30, 2017 10:53 am

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Re: 7/30/17 Missing Hiker Alert PCT Hiker (Resolved)

Post by Shawn » Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:06 am

Info provided by the investigator for social media:

"Tree was found at 38.0431, -119.585936 in Rancheria Creek in Kerrick Canyon. She was about 1 kilometer downstream of the trail crossing. It is unknown if she had moved downstream or upstream from the trail before trying to cross. Rangers on scene stated the creek was still 3 to 4 feet deep in places with enough current to cause you to lose footing if you were not careful."

May she rest in peace.

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Re: 7/30/17 Missing Hiker Alert PCT Hiker (Resolved)

Post by Jimr » Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:07 am

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