San Francisco Man Missing In Death Valley

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SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS/AP) – A 67-year-old bicyclist from San Francisco is missing, more than a week after he stepped away from a campfire in Death Valley National Park and vanished.

Inyo County sheriff’s spokeswoman Carma Roper said George Kohler was last seen about 8 p.m. March 12, when he told members of his bicycle tour group that he was going to his tent at the Mesquite Spring campground.

KCBS’ Chris Filippi Reports:

The next morning, Kohler’s bicycle and camping gear were still there, but he wasn’t. There was no indication that he slept in his tent.

Seven local, state and federal agencies are taking part in a search, including rescue dogs on the ground and aircraft from Nellis Air Force Base near Las Vegas, the China Lake Naval Weapons Base near Ridgecrest, Calif., and the California Highway Patrol.

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