Man reported missing inside Yosemite National Park

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Yosemite National Park visitors are asked to look out for a man reported missing over the weekend. 

Hayden T. Klemenok was last seen wearing a tan-brimmed hat, white sunglasses, a red t-shirt, blue swimming trunks, and white Adidas shoes. 

According to rangers, he was backpacking with a group at Upper Chilnualna Falls on Sunday. Around 2:00 p.m., he went into Chilnualna Creek near the trail junction. 

His current whereabouts are unknown. 

Visitors who might have sighted Klemenok since 2:00 p.m. on Sunday or were hiking off-trail around the Upper Chilnualna Fall on Sunday or since are asked to contact the Yosemite National Park Dispatch.  

The dispatch phone number is 209-379-1992 and the email address is YOSE_Desk_Officer@nps.gov.


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