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Eastern Sierra News for June 16, 2024





Park Officials say that the three backpackers missing in Kings Canyon National Park have been found alive.

The three men from Southern California were due back from a 65 mile backpack trip in Sierra on Monday but did not return. A search effort started, soon after but recent storm hampered the search effort.

Adrienne Freeman with Sequoia Kings Canyon National Park reports that a group matching the description of the three missing men was spotted by helicopter at about noon Thursday. The three were located about a quarter mile from Cedar Grove in Kings Canyon, but high on a ledge above Roaring River Falls. Park Rangerswere able topick the stranded hikers off the ledge by helicopter. The missing men, Jordan Zeman, Jacob Zeman, and Lanier Rodgerswere in good shape and re-united with their families.