Search for Missing Woman in Yosemite

Search and Rescue teams have geared up to find a missing woman in Yosemite. Park Service officials report that a large-scale search is underway for Ottorrina Terrina Bonaventura, 80, from Schererville, Indiana.

Bonaventura was last seen on July 30, 2007, near Vogelsang High Sierra Camp.

Adrienne Freeman with the Park Service reports that over 100 people, including foot patrol, air patrol, and dog teams have joined the search effort.

Park Official describe the woman as 50 tall, with dyed blond hair and brown eyes. She is an experienced hiker but has a history of memory loss which can lead to confusion.

Anyone recently hiking in the backcountry areas around Tuolumne Meadows or east of Merced Lake (especially those near the Vogelsang or Merced High Sierra Camps or Emeric Lake) should call (209)372-0778. Whether you saw anything or not, your information could be useful to search investigations.


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