Hiker

Vernal Falls, Yosemite National Park

Missing Hiker Found Dead Near Yosemite’s Vernal Fall

Rangers found the body of 73-year-old Kenneth Stensby of Edina, Minn., near the base of Vernal Fall, where he had apparently fallen after stopping to take a photo of a waterfall. Search crews had found his backpack on Sunday at the top of the waterfall. His camera was not in the pack.

05/07/2013

A Sonoma County Sheriff's Helicopter (sonomasheriff.org)

Hiker Rescued After Fall From Pinnacle Overlooking Sonoma Valley

Authorities say a Sonoma County Sheriff’s helicopter crew rescued a 68-year-old hiker who suffered a head injury when he fell from a pinnacle overlooking the Sonoma Valley.

11/23/2012

Officials said Tom Heng of San Rafael was last seen hiking to Mount Langley in the Sierra Nevada on July 22, 2012. (National Park Service)

Friends Mourn San Rafael Hiker Found Dead In Sierra

Friends are mourning the loss of an experienced Northern California hiker whose body was found after a two-day search in the Sierra Nevada range.

07/26/2012

Officials said Tom Heng of San Rafael was last seen hiking to Mount Langley in the Sierra Nevada on July 22, 2012. (National Park Service)

Hiker From San Rafael Missing In Sierra Nevada

Officials said 31-year-old Tom Heng of San Rafael left on what was supposed to be a day hike on Sunday to the summit of Mount Langley, which stands 14,026 feet, but never returned.

07/24/2012

CHP Helicopter

Sunnyvale Air Force Doctor, Friend Recount Shasta Survival Story

While awaiting a rescue helicopter, they ended up saving one of the paramedics who was there to save them.

07/11/2012

CHP Helicopter

NorCal CHP Officer Hit By Helicopter Rotor Blades During Rescue

The rotor blades of a helicopter landing on rugged, remote terrain struck a California Highway Patrol officer and severely injured him as he helped rescue an injured hiker, officials said Monday.

07/10/2012

John Paul Chaufan Field

Rescue Team Finds UC Santa Cruz Hiker In Yosemite

About 50 rescuers are searching for a college student who went missing over the weekend in Yosemite National Park.

05/21/2012

The woodlands and hills of the Bolinas Ridge west of Mount Tamalpais.

Hiker Rescued After Getting Lost On Mount Tam

A 28-year-old hiker who became disoriented and spent a cold night lost on Mt. Tamalpais was found Tuesday morning with the help of a cellphone.

03/13/2012

Police Car, light, siren, generic

Hiker Dies In Cliff Plunge Near Gilroy

A man in his early 20s was found dead at the bottom of a cliff after a day of hiking near Gilroy on Sunday, according to the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office.

02/28/2012

Half Dome seen from the road to Glacier Point in Yosemite. (David McNew /Newsmakers)

Man Dies In Fall Down Face Of Yosemite’s Half Dome

A Los Gatos man died at Yosemite National Park on Monday when he fell from the face of Half Dome, the National Park Service said Wednesday.

CBS San Francisco–08/24/2011

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