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Hiker reported missing at Montaña de Oro is found

Officials are searching for a missing Fresno man at Montaña de Oro State Park.
Officials are searching for a missing Fresno man at Montaña de Oro State Park. jjohnston@thetribunenews.com

UPDATE: A man reported missing from Montaña de Oro State Park was found Wednesday evening.

Dan Ohde, 39, was found near Prefumo Canyon Road in San Luis Obispo just before 7 p.m., according to the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office.

A property owner reportedly saw Ohde on his property and called police.

ORIGINAL STORY: Officials searched for a missing Fresno man at Montaña de Oro State Park on Wednesday after he left for a hike Tuesday morning and never returned.

The man, 39-year-old Dan Ohde, was camping in the Islay Creek Campground with his parents when he left around 10 a.m. Tuesday saying he planned to hike the Oates Peak Trail, according to a California State Parks news release. He was last seen walking toward the trailhead and did not return when expected.

 
 
Dan Ohde, 39, of Fresno has been reported missing after failing to return from a hike at Montaña de Oro State Park. Courtesy of California State Parks

Ohde is described as white with blond hair, about 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighing about 175 pounds, according to the news release. He was last seen wearing a red shirt and blue jeans and carrying a black backpack.

Rangers from California State Parks, including the agency’s local Volunteer Horse Patrol, members of the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office’s volunteer Search and Rescue Team, and a California Highway Patrol helicopter assisted in the search, according to California Supervising State Parks Ranger Rob Colligan.

Anyone with information about Ohde’s whereabouts is asked to call State Parks Dispatch Center at 951-443-2969.

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