Topic Author's Original Post - Aug 12, 2014 - 09:55am PT
There's a fellow climber named Derek Seehausen who's gone missing in SoCal. It has been presumed that he took off following a bout of depression, and his friends and family believe he might be in the wilderness somewhere and possibly suicidal. Please help keep an eye out for him:
It's been over a year since Derek disappeared. One possibility is that, overwhelmed by the stresses of medical school, he has started a new life somewhere. If so, he may still be pursuing his outdoor and athletic interests, which included rock climbing (bouldering, gym climbing, etc.), hiking, surfing, and tennis.
His family has said that they respect his right as an adult to make his own decisions, but that they miss him very much and want to know that he’s okay.
So if you see someone who looks like Derek at the climbing gym, at Joshua Tree, on the trail, on the beach, or anywhere else, please contact the family at info (at) helpfindderek.com or at helpusfindderek (at) gmail.com , or drop me a line.