UPDATE : Missing Hiker Found


A hiker missing since Saturday has been found.

The Montrose Search and Rescue Team assisted the Sierra Madre Search and Rescue in their search for Willis Abner, 30. Abner, an avid hiker who began his hike on Thursday and was to return by Saturday, was discovered today uninjured on Highway 39.

“He had let his mom know of his [hike and] let her know that he would be back by Oct. 15,” said Lt. Tom Mc Neal, of Temple City Sheriff’s Station. “He started [his hike] above Altadena off the Angeles Crest Highway (2).”

When he didn’t return his mother reported him missing on Sunday. His reported plan was to hike along the Mt. Baldy Trail to end in the Chantry Flats area.

McNeal added that he had enough food with him for a week.

Several search and rescue teams took part in the effort.