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 Post subject: Couple missing in Sequoia Kings NP
PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:32 pm 
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Photo of them in the link below:

http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/J ... 73533.html

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A man and woman visiting Sequoia National Park in the southern Sierra Nevada in Central California have been missing for nearly a week, the National Park Service (NPS) confirmed.

The NPS issued a media alert on Friday advising people to be on the lookout for Jie Song and Yinan Wang, two Chinese nationals last seen around 2 p.m. on Aug. 6. at the junction of Crystal Cave Road and the Generals Highway in Sequoia National Park.

The duo had attended a Crystal Cave tour that day but vanished after the tour.

According to the NPS alert, Song and Wang planned to travel north to Kings Canyon National Park and stay the night in Fresno, California. The duo had a reservation in Yosemite National Park on Aug. 7, but they never showed up for their reservation.

The NPS said the pair is driving a white 2012 Ford Focus Sedan with the license plate 6XMM431. Wang is described as 5-foot-11 and 175 pounds. He’s 31 years old with black hair and brown eyes. A description of Song was not released. The NPS did release a photo of the duo, as well as a picture of a vehicle of the same make and model as their car. Both were included in this missing person flyer.

Anyone who sees them can reach out to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks at (559) 565-3195.

Source: http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/J ... z4phWKhe7j
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 Post subject: Re: Couple missing in Sequoia Kings NP
PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:53 am 
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They are still missing! :(

https://www.nps.gov/jotr/learn/news/fam ... l-park.htm

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Date: August 25, 2017
Contact: Jennie Albrinck, 760-367-5520
JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK, Twentynine Palms, California – Over four weeks have passed since searchers began looking for Rachel Nguyen and Joseph Orbeso, a couple who disappeared in Joshua Tree National Park. With thousands of hours of search time by hundreds of searchers resulting in few leads, the National Park Service (NPS) and the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department have entered into what is known as a limited continuous search mode. During this phase of the search, agencies will continue to methodically search areas of high probability within the park whenever sufficient resources are available. They lack the staff and resources to carry on the search with the same intensity as during the initial phase.

Both Nguyen and Orbeso entered the park at approximately 6:45am on Thursday, July 27 and have not been seen or heard from since. An extensive search has continued in the park since July 28. This search has included resources from the NPS, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Dept., Joshua Tree National Park Search and Rescue (JOSAR), San Bernardino County Search and Rescue, the Bureau of Land Management, Orange County Sheriff’s Dept., San Diego County Sheriff’s Dept., California Highway Patrol, Riverside County Sheriff’s Dept., U.S. Border Patrol and the California Rescue Dog Association. The NPS called in a special regional overhead team made up of investigators from Yosemite National Park and Sequoia/Kings Canyon National Park to review the ongoing search. They were joined by an NPS drone specialist from Grand Canyon National Park. Canine teams from JOSAR are also continuing the search when temperatures allow. Family members and friends of the missing hikers also participated in the search.

The families of the missing pair have asked the public to engage in helping their recovery. They are offering a reward of $10,000 for any information that leads to the successful and safe return of Nguyen and Orbeso. It is their hope that the missing party may have left on their own accord and are alive somewhere outside the park. The couple’s vehicle was found at the trailhead of a popular hiking trail known as the Maze Loop.

Anyone who might have been hiking or stopping in the area who recalls seeing a couple in their early twenties, or having other pertinent information about the two are asked to contact the San Bernardino Dispatch at 909- 383-5652 and request the detective division.

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 Post subject: Re: Couple missing in Sequoia Kings NP
PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:42 am 
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Bodies finally found. RIP young couple. :(

http://beta.latimes.com/local/lanow/la- ... story.html

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Two bodies were pulled from a wrecked car in the Kings River on Thursday during the search for a San Diego couple believed to have died in August when their car plunged down a steep canyon into the river.
Using a manual winch system, the Fresno County Sheriff's search and rescue team extracted a car submerged in the Horseshoe Bend area of the river about 50 miles east of Fresno and found two bodies — presumably those of Yinan Wang, 31, and his wife, Jie Song, 30 — inside, said Sheriff's Department spokesman Tony Botti.
Deputies hoisted each body up to a helicopter crew, which flew them to a coroner transportation unit waiting nearby. Coroner's officials will conduct autopsies to identify the bodies and cause of death.
The Ford Focus from which they were pulled was registered to Wang. Authorities plan to retrieve the car as part of the investigation to determine the cause of the crash.

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