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Alan Chow, Missing Yosemite Hiker, Found After 6 Days

Alan Chow, Missing Yosemite Hiker, Found After 6 Days

This undated photos released by the National Park Service shows Alan Chow, of Oakland, Calif. Chow, who was backpacking alone, was spotted from a National Park Service helicopter around noon Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, above Wapama Fall in the Hetch Hetchy area after an extensive search the past several days. (National Park Service via AP)

Monday, 26 February 2018 08:31 AM

Alan Chow, a missing Yosemite National Park hiker, has been found after six days in the backcountry.

The National Park Service tells San Francisco Bay Area news station KTVU-TV that Alan Chow of Oakland was found hydrated and in good health. A ranger in a helicopter spotted him Friday after an extensive search.

Chow planned an overnight backpacking trip alone and was last seen Feb. 17. He wasn't officially noticed to be missing until three days later.

Yosemite park ranger Scott Gediman says Chow got lost, then set up his tent and stayed put until he was found. Officials say that was the right thing to do.

Gediman says Chow had food, warm clothing in preparation for the cold temperatures and used melted snow for drinking water.

Information from: KTVU-TV.

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