RAW: UPDATE, NOV. 25, 12:20 PM Hiker missing since Saturday, Nov. 23, found
A hiker missing since Saturday in the Foresta area near the west entrance of Yosemite National Park has been found, injured, but alive, according to Yosemite National Park officials.
"(Ann Lory) was located by a family member working with Search and Rescue crews in the search area," according to a news release. "Lory sustained injuries and has been transported to a local hospital for medical attention."
Yosemite National Park Rangers were searching for Lory, 60, a resident of Foresta, who had been missing since Saturday morning, Nov. 23, according to park officials.
Foresta is a small community located along the western portion of the park boundary and can only be accessed through the park via Highway 120 (Big Oak Flat Road).
Lory reportedly left her residence early Saturday morning, November 23, to hike along the Old Coulterville Road and the Old Big Oak Flat Road in Yosemite National Park, according to a news release from the park.
Yosemite Park Rangers were conducting the search in and around the Foresta area, according to the news release. Approximately 70 people were involved in the search effort and the park was utilizing dog teams to assist in locating Lory.
The park received assistance from the Madera, Fresno, Tuolumne, Kern, Merced, and Mariposa Counties Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue, according to the news release. Additionally, the Fresno Office of the California Highway Patrol and the California Office of Emergency Services are assisting in the search efforts.