UPDATE: Missing man has been found safe
SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (FOX26 NEWS) —
UPDATE: JUNE 16th
The Tulare County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to report that 72-year-old Thomas Jackman has been FOUND SAFE.
Mr. Jackman was found by the California Air National Guard Helicopter in the area of Lunch Meadow around 1:30 this afternoon.
He was airlifted to the Command Post at Black Rock Station. He was reunited with his lifelong friend and will be taken to a local hospital for evaluation and then released to his family.
Aside from being tired and hungry, Mr. Jackman is in good condition.
Thank you for all your help in getting the word out!
Emergency crews are looking for a missing 72-year-old man in Sequoia National Park.
The Tulare County Sheriff's Office says Thomas Jackman, of Sun Valley, was last seen on June 13th near the Woodpecker Trail off of Sherman Pass Road in the Domeland Wilderness area.
It says Jackman hurt his knee. His hiking partner told Mr. Jackman to stay put and left to get help. When he returned, Mr. Jackman was not there.
Search and Rescue teams from multiple agencies, including the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office, have been searching for Mr. Jackman both in the air and on the ground.
He is described as 6’1”, 187 pounds with Gray Hair and Brown Eyes. He was last seen with a red backpack, wearing a blue and gray shirt and hiking boots.
If you know anything about Mr. Jackman’s whereabouts, call the Tulare County Sheriff's Office at (559) 802-9400