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Lost Rescuer Leaves "Bob Slept Here" For Sequoia Searchers

August 18 2004 at 10:19 AM
roger  (Login dipper)

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A camper who had been lost in rugged terrain near Dorst Campground in Sequoia National Park for three days has been found.
Bob Gnewuch, 39, did not return to camp Aug. 14 during a church camping trip with his wife and five children.
He had gone in search of his wife after she did not return from her morning jog. His wife returned on her own with minor injuries a few hours later.
Efforts to locate Gnewuch included more than 60 people, two search-dog teams, staff from Yosemite National Park and helicoptors, including one from California Highway Patrol using infrared heat sensing equipment.
Gnewuch left clues for searchers, such as his name written in soft sand with footprints matching the description of the shoes he was wearing, and the words "Bob slept here" written in the sand. At 5:40 p.m. Monday a search team called with information that Gnewuch was found.

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