While the number of search-and-rescue missions conducted in the National Park System in 2013 dropped slightly from the previous year, the number of individuals never found jumped fourfold, to 56, according to the National Park Service's annual Search and Rescue Report.
The body of a Seattle attorney who planned to climb Storm King Mountain in North Cascades National Park by himself has been found on a steep slope of the mountain, according to park officials.
On Tuesday, searchers at Grand Canyon National Park located two overdue hikers. The two Kansas men, who were found in good condition, had been reported missing after failing to return March 20.
What part of “stay put” is so hard to understand?
Sometimes you just have to ask, “what were they thinking?!”
Officials in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve have greatly scaled back the search for a 68-year-old Wisconsin man, saying there's little hope of finding him alive.
For the second time in less than two weeks another search in Rocky Mountain National Park for a missing hiker has turned out successful. The search for 61-year-old Brandt Everhart, who failed to return from a hike last night, wrapped up this afternoon when he was spotted with two other hikers.