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Rescue teams search for missing hiker

October 29, 2012

Rescue teams, including crews from the San Gabriel foothills, continued a multi-day search for missing hiker Larry Conn in the Sierra Nevada mountains on Monday.

Mike Leum, a Los Angeles County Sherrif’s Reserve chief, said that a Sierra Madre Search and Rescue team was dispatched on Saturday evening, and that another field team drove up to join the search on Sunday. 

“It’s very difficult terrain, very vertical, steep and icy,” said Leum.

Conn, a 53-year-old attorney and experienced hiker from Pacific Palisades, began his trip on Oct. 19 at the Taboose Creek Trailhead in the Inyo Forest. He was reported overdue from his expected return on Wed. Oct. 24, according to the National Parks Service.

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The Sierra Madre rescue teams are joined by several other field teams, three search dogs and two search helicopters focused on the areas around Pinchot Pass, Taboose, Pass and Split Mountain, according to the parks service.

-- Daniel Siegal, Times Communtiy News

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