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Search suspended for SoCal hiker missing in Kings Canyon

November 2, 2012 |  2:55 pm

Larry Conn

The search for a missing hiker from Pacific Palisades has ended -- with no clues where he might be or what might have happened.

Larry Conn, an experienced 53-year-old hiker, began his four-day hike at Taboose Pass in Kings Canyon National Park on Oct. 19. The search began Oct. 24 when he did not return to his car.

Fifty-six rescuers, three dog teams and five helicopters searched for eight days for Conn. The rugged area of Kings Canyon National Park where he was last seen is mountainous and remote, covered with a foot of snow from an Oct. 20 storm.

During the search, two rescuers were evacuated by helicopter because of medical problems from exposure.


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Photo: Larry Conn. Credit: National Park Service / Associated Press