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KCSO: Missing East Palo Alto man found unharmed near Sand Canyon

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Posted at 4:11 PM, Apr 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-29 19:22:06-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — According to the Kern County Sheriff's Office, the missing 24-year-old man from East Palo Alto was found unharmed in a remote area of the Sand Canyon on Monday.

On Sunday, KCSO received a report of a missing person in the area of Chimney Peak Wilderness, near Chimney Peak Campground. This is when search and rescue crews were called out to begin the search.

At approximately 11 a.m. on Monday, the man was found unharmed and was airlifted to safety.

Search crews from Kern Valley, China Lake, Tehachapi, and South Kern Search and Rescues, as well as a Navy VX-31 Search and Rescue helicopter crew and Kern County Fire Helicopter 407 all assisted in the search.