Search in Yosemite

October 29, 1981
Hetch Hetchy Reservoir, near Yosemite

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In the early evening we received a call from the Sierra Madre Search and Rescue Team that a hiker was lost in the vicinity of the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir, near Yosemite National Park. We were told that an Air National Guard C-130 would be transporting men to the search area.

After 4 RMRU members were contacted and had agreed to go, we re-contacted Sierra Madre, with. the man power report. The problem was that the C-130 would be leaving from Van Nuys airport in 30 minutes. Since driving into Van Nuys in 30 minutes was impossible, the 4 RMRU members were put on stand by in the event another flight was sent.