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bpope

climber
Sunnyvale, CA
Jul 10, 2014 - 07:09pm PT
Adding the NPS link from the other thread:

http://www.nps.gov/seki/parknews/upload/MISSING-HIKER-Gregg-Hein-July-10-2014.pdf
PAUL SOUZA

Trad climber
Central Valley, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 10, 2014 - 09:08pm PT
Im happy to report that Gregg has been found alive with a broken leg. I read that he broke his while descending Goddard and was found around 10k feet.
labrat

Trad climber
Auburn, CA
Jul 10, 2014 - 09:09pm PT
Nice! Heal up soon.....
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Jul 10, 2014 - 09:12pm PT
good news...
JEleazarian

Trad climber
Fresno CA
Jul 10, 2014 - 09:12pm PT
Thank you, Lord!

John
Jon Beck

Trad climber
Oceanside
Jul 10, 2014 - 09:17pm PT
Nice to have a happy ending! Thanks for posting
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Jul 10, 2014 - 09:19pm PT
hey there say, all...

wow, and whewwwwwwww... thank god... so very very happy to hear this!!!!

thanks for sharing... :)

may he get well soon, now!
Flip Flop

Trad climber
Truckee, CA
Jul 10, 2014 - 09:29pm PT
Goodish great news.
Clint Cummins

Trad climber
SF Bay area, CA
Jul 10, 2014 - 09:32pm PT
Wow, great that he's alive.
So good to have good SAR in this situation - life saved!

Also a reminder of one of the risks of going solo - nobody to
go get help if you get unlucky with a loose block (cell phones don't always have reception, etc.).
Good thing he had an itinerary.

Gregory Hein, the 33 year old hiker last seen on July 3rd, has been located. Earlier tonight, shortly after 7:00pm, ground searchers found Hein near Davis Lake at an elevation of over 10,000 feet.

Hein had become incapacitated due to a broken leg. SAR personnel stabilized him and he was extricated from the area. Hein is currently being flown to Community Regional Medical Center for treatment.

It is now believed Hein made his hike to Mt Goddard, and injured himself on the way back down. He may have been injured for several days.

Several SAR members are still in the search area and will remain there overnight until they can be extricated tomorrow.
http://abc30.com/news/missing-hiker-from-clovis-has-been-found-alive/176362/
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Jul 10, 2014 - 09:34pm PT
Yaaaay!!

Sorry about the busted flipper dude.

Heal up strong, and get busy on that Trip Report!
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Jul 10, 2014 - 09:37pm PT
AWESOME!!! Seems kinda weird.. to say awesome about a broken leg.. but it is. Musta been some rough days and nights.

Major kudos to the SAR team.
phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Jul 10, 2014 - 10:33pm PT
What great news!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jul 10, 2014 - 10:35pm PT
And that is why you leave an itinerary if you care about those that care
about you, right? I'm happy for him as it ain't much fun lying on the side
of a mountain hoping the Mounties will find you. It's not a really exclusive
club but it doesn't have a long waiting list, either. And the dues suck.
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Jul 10, 2014 - 10:37pm PT
Awesome.
All because others knew where he was going and when he expected to be back,
probably the single most important part of any solo mission.
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Jul 10, 2014 - 10:43pm PT
Jefe's right. People knew where to look b/c he laid out his trail to others.

But it was my prayer that got him found...hehehe. Glad he's o.k.!!!
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Jul 10, 2014 - 10:43pm PT
POst it here.
Barbarian

climber
Jul 10, 2014 - 11:17pm PT
I'm sure glad he was found. All it takes is one missed step and you're a world of hurt. This one ended well.
ShawnInPaso

climber
Paso Robles, CA
Jul 11, 2014 - 12:09am PT
Props to SEKI rangers and SAR.

Is there a system in California where you can let some one know what you are doing when you have no one to tell?

Not so much a system, but a good protocol:
http://reconn.org/

Ezra Ellis

Trad climber
North wet, and Da souf
Jul 11, 2014 - 04:00am PT
Thank God,

Good he left an itinerary, likely saved his life,
Props to the rescuers!!!!!
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Jul 11, 2014 - 05:46am PT
This is great news!

Should stand as a shining example of why EVERYONE, not just soloists, should tell someone where they are going, and when they will be back.

Just do it....please.
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