Missing hiker Michael "Mic" Dahl was found alive Monday morning in Yosemite National Park, according to the Marin County Sheriff and National Park Services.
Marin Search and Rescue along with other teams efforted the search to find the missing 20-year-old man, who as last seen Saturday morning near the lower Yosemite Falls area.
Dahl was spotted by visitors on the Yosemite Valley Loop Trail around 11 a.m. The visitors recognized him from the missing person flyer. He was found about a quarter mile east of the Lower Yosemite Fall trail, in a large boulder field below Sunnyside Bench with multiple injuries — including to his head — and hypothermia. He was taken to a local hospital in an ambulance.
Dahl, who attends UC Santa Barbara, was hiking three friends who reported him missing after they got back from "scrambling" on the rocky area just below the Lower Fall, according to a Yosemite Park news release. After two hours of looking for him, the friends called park rangers.
Approximately 50 search and rescue crew members, including the California Highway Patrol, have been searching for Dahm since he was reported mssing.
@MarinSheriff MarinSAR reports missing hiker found in Yosemite alive but inured with head injuries
— Marin County Sheriff (@MarinSheriff) March 23, 2015