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Re: Overdue Hiker at Salmon Creek

PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:35 am
by Steve B
David was located at N35◦ 49’ 43.12” W121◦ 17” 44.69”, this would put him east of the Dutra Trail about 1.5 miles North East of Dutra Flats. It appears he may have gotten off the Dutra Trail and followed down a ridge above Davis Canyon. David did the right thing by staying put and making himself visible on a high ridge, he was easy to spot, see the video on the CHP facebook https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q= ... operations

Re: Overdue Hiker at Salmon Creek

PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:18 pm
by mikesplain
David has been found & is safe & soon to be reunited with his very worried wife-
https://blogbigsur.wordpress.com/2017/1 ... n-rescued/

Re: Overdue Hiker at Salmon Creek

PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:39 am
by mikesplain
Here's a photo of Mr. Laiho. As K Vandevere mentions below, please call Monterey County SAR (831-647-7911) if you've seen him.

DavidLaiho.jpg

Re: Overdue Hiker at Salmon Creek

PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:28 am
by K Vandevere
Anyone with any information that might shed light on Mr. Laiho's whereabouts should call Search & Rescue at (831) 647-7911.

Overdue Hiker at Salmon Creek

PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:55 am
by K Vandevere
There's a search underway this morning for David Laiho, who was expected to return to his vehicle at the Salmon Creek Trailhead Saturday morning, but failed to do so. A helicopter is currently overflying the area to assist in the search. If you were hiking in the area at any time since Wednesday and saw a solo male hiker, the Monterey County Sheriff's Search & Rescue Team would probably like to hear from you. Any information might help.