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Missing Montaña de Oro hiker found by Good Samaritan

Dan Ohde, 39, of Fresno, has been found safe after failing to return from a hike at Montaña de Oro State Park.
Dan Ohde, 39, of Fresno, has been found safe after failing to return from a hike at Montaña de Oro State Park.

The Fresno man reported missing from Montaña de Oro State Park Wednesday morning was found later that evening uninjured by a passer-by on Perfumo Canyon Road east of Los Osos.

California State Parks spokesman James Grennan said Dan Ohde, 39, was spotted by a citizen who saw his picture on a TV news broadcast and notified authorities.

Grennan said Ohde was transported to a local hospital for a welfare check and released to his parents, who reported him missing at about 10 a.m. Wednesday after he went for a hike on the Oates Trail in Montaña de Oro State Park the day before and didn’t return. He had been camping with his parents at the Isaly Creek Campground at the time.

California State Parks rangers and volunteers on horseback, as well as members of the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office’s volunteer Search and Rescue Team, and the California Highway Patrol spent most of Wednesday searching for Ohde.

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