Yosemite Search and Rescue located missing employee, Jessica Garcia, in the early afternoon on October 9 after she had been missing for two days. Although injured, Garcia is alive, and has been transported to a local hospital for medical evaluation. She was found less than two miles up the South Fork of the Merced River in the southern portion of the park near Wawona where she was scheduled to begin working on Sunday.
Approximately 50 people were involved in the Search and Rescue operation, including six dog teams, 15 ground searchers, a mounted Park Ranger, a helicopter crew and many others. Many thanks to all of the people who contributed to this happy ending.