Joshua Tree National Park staff and volunteers are searching for a man who went missing inside the National Park this weekend.
76-year-old David Sewell, who has numerous health issues including being legally blind, left a note on his vehicle at the Quail Springs day use area parking lot, according to Z107.7. The note stated that he was leaving at 8:45 am Saturday morning and, if he was not back by Sunday, April 22, he would need help.
Search underway for #missing hiker in Joshua Tree National Park: https://t.co/VgrysfNceL US Park Rangers are searching for overdue hiker David Sewell, age 76, legally blind, with health concerns. If you info that could help in the search, please call the park at 888-294-3666 pic.twitter.com/8d48LBDKBC
— SpecialAgentNPS (@SpecialAgentNPS) April 23, 2018
It’s believed that Swell was hiking in the Johnny Lang Canyon area.
Approximately 50 searchers, two K-9 teams, and rotary wing air support from California Highway Patrol are currently involved in the search.