Rescuers Find Corcoran City Official Missing In Yosemite Park

Rescue crews scouring the park for a missing Corcoran city official found him, dehydrated but uninjured, Monday morning.

Ronald Hoggard, 58, is Corcoran's city manager and an avid photographer.

He had last been heard of Friday afternoon when called his wife from his car. He was reported missing to park officials on Saturday afternoon.

Hoggard's truck was found near the Glacier Point Road in the park.

An initial search effort lasted through the night.

On Sunday morning, Yosemite park staff were joined by about 70 searchers from around California, as well as rescue teams from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks and other parks.

Hoggard, who was not an experienced hiker but was in good health, was found Monday morning in the Taft Point area, near Glacier Point.

This was Yosemite's second large-scale search this year.

Ottorina Bonaventura, 80, went missing July 30 during a day hike in the high alpine region surrounding Vogelsang High Sierra Camp.

She had hiking experience, but also had a history of memory loss.

She was found dead in a remote area southwest of Tuolumne Meadows about two weeks later.


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