Search and rescue teams will search for a fourth day Wednesday for a 75-year-old hiker who became separated from his group in the Mount Waterman area near La Canada Flintridge over the weekend.
A team of 53 search and rescue personnel from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department was assisted by teams from the Orange and San Diego sheriff’s departments in an attempt to locate Eugene Jo, who was with a group on the Mount Waterman trail when he lost contact with the group about 5:30 p.m. Saturday, the LASD said. Jo had hiking equipment with him and was believed to be in good physical condition, the sheriff’s department said.
On Tuesday, teams searched approximately 1,200 acres at an elevation of 3,200 feet in the area between Three Points and Mount Waterman, the LASD said.
The public was asked to avoid the area.
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