Missing Hiker Located Sunday Night

Sierra Madre Search and Rescue assisted in the search for the missing 27-year-old.

A hiker reported missing Saturday was found tonight in the San Gabriel Mountains above Azusa, a Los Angeles sheriff's sergeant said.

"The hiker found the road and the hiker and the searchers ran into each other," said Sgt. Rebecca Rodriquez in the San Dimas Sheriff's Station.

At about 7:20 p.m. Sunday, Danny Kim, 27, "walked up to one of our radio cars and he asked for a ride," Rodriquez said.

He was wearing only a light jacket, cargo pants and a T-shirt, on a very cold night. "He just hunkered down in the trees overnight and kept moving during the day," Rodriquez said.    

He had minor cuts and scrapes and hypothermia and was airlifted to USC Medical Center for treatment, she said.   

The Arcadia man became separated from his friends during a hike at 7 p.m. Saturday and the San Dimas Mountain Rescue and Sierra Madre Search and Rescue became involved in the search two hours later, Rodriquez said.

- City News Service

D Shelley January 15, 2013 at 06:53 PM
Went hiking on a cold dark winter night with only cargo pants and a light tee-shirt? Not too smart, but I am happy that he found his way out. Kind of weird that he was lost on Saturday night, was immediately reported as missing, and spent all day wandering in the light undetected. Weren't their helicopters up looking for him?


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