Update: Hiker found below Mt. Pinos

FRAZIER PARK, CA (Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022 at 12:25 p.m.)—Kern County Sheriff’s Office reported at 12:24 p.m. that Gab Song has been found safe and in good condition in the area of Lockwood Valley.

FRAZIER PARK, CA (Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022 at 10:53 a.m.)—Kern County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue teams resumed operations this morning to find missing hiker Gab Song, 72 years old, of the Torrance area. The search is covering the area of Mt. Pinos. Members of the news media are currently being escorted to the parking lot at Nordic Base for further briefing. Mt. Pinos Road, leading up to the top from the “Y” has been closed due to the search activity.

FRAZIER PARK, CA (Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022 at 10:03 p.m.)—Kern County Sheriff’s Office reports that a hiker is missing in the Mt. Pinos area. KCSO’s media release follows:

In the early morning hours of February 16, 2022, the Kern County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) was contacted by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office regarding a missing hiker. KCSO learned the subject was a reported missing person out of the Torrance Police Department’s jurisdiction. Patrol deputies from KCSO were dispatched to the Frazier Park area and located the missing person’s vehicle near a trailhead in the Mount Pinos area. The vehicle was secure and the missing person was not located in the area.

The KCSO Search and Rescue Unit responded to the area, along with units from the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office. Three Search and Rescue teams, two helicopters, multiple snow rescue vehicles and ground personnel were utilized in the search. The missing hiker was not located. Search and Rescue teams continued to search the area throughout the day and evening hours until conditions deteriorated. The search was suspended due to unsafe conditions, however it will continue tomorrow morning.

The missing person is: 72-year-old Gab Song, a Korean male.

This is part of the February 11, 2022 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.

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