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US Legally blind 76-year-old hiker missing in Joshua Tree National Park

02:57  25 april  2018
02:57  25 april  2018 Source:   latimes.com

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Joshua Tree National Park staff and volunteers are searching for a man who went missing inside the National Park this 76 - year - old David Sewell, who has numerous health issues including being legally blind , left a Search underway for # missing hiker in Joshua Tree National Park : https.

Missing Hiker , 76 , Found After Being Lost In Joshua Tree . At about 8 p.m. Saturday, National Park Service rangers discovered David Sewell’s Honda Odyssey abandoned at the In October of last year , the bodies of a young Orange County couple who had gone missing while hiking in Joshua Tree that

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Authorities are searching for a legally blind man who went missing after going for a hike in Joshua Tree National Park on Saturday morning.

David Sewell, 76, appears to have left the Quail Springs parking lot and was headed for an “unspecified location” in Johnny Lang Canyon, the National Park Service said.

Park rangers who found Sewell’s silver Honda Odyssey around 8 p.m. Saturday also discovered a note in the car. In it, the Joshua Tree resident wrote that he was departing at 8:45 a.m. on April 21 and that if he was not back by the next day, he would need assistance.

Search and rescue personnel started looking for Sewell on Monday morning. About 50 searchers, two K-9 teams as well as fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft from the California Highway Patrol are involved in the search.

Park officials said they spoke with Sewell’s daughter by phone and she described her father as having “numerous health issues” in addition to being legally blind.

Anyone with information on Sewell’s location is urged to call the tip line at (888) 294-3666.

sarah.parvini@latimes.com

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