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2008-10-21 11:21:56
A 68-year-old Ridgecrest man was found Monday morning after he got lost in the mountains of east Kern County. Our readers recommend: DUI checkpoint makes eight arrests, cites 109 CHP shutting down lanes of Highway 99, Interstate 5 in separate incidents Ask TBC: What is that building behind PF Chang's? Shoe Pavilion shutting down after liquidation sale Big rig catches fire in northwest Bakersfield The hiker, Frank Moore, had apparently gotten lost Sunday while trying to take a short cut in the Owens Peak area, which is an 8,400-foot-high chunk of mountain near Ridgecrest. Once he realized he was lost, Moore used a cell phone to call a friend but quickly lost reception. Search and rescue workers found his truck on the trailhead and searched the area Sunday night with no success. On Monday morning a helicopter from Naval Air Weapons Station at China Lake flew searchers to the top of the peak. They found Moore’s footprints heading off the trail and they tracked him down by 10 a.m. Moore was in good health and trudged down the mountain with his rescuers for a couple of hours before they could meet up with vehicles.
2008-10-21 10:16:11
this is called Spirit Island at Maligne Lake Jasper National Park.