Search for legally blind man underway in Joshua Tree National Park

Update: He has been located and is conscious and talking.

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.

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.