A search continued this morning for two Fullerton firefighters who were missing in Yosemite National Park. Firefighter and paramedic Dave Brown (33 years old) and Capt. Javier Avelar (43 years old) have been located.
The pair, experienced hikers, had filed an itinerary with the National Parks Service before they departed. Authorities began searching for them when they did not arrive back from their hike as planned. Their vehicles were discovered at the park on Monday.
Brown walked into a ranger station shortly before noon Tuesday.
Deputy Chief Julie Kunze said;
“He’s in good health. I don’t have a lot of details, but at some point along the way they were separated.”
Avelar was located about an hour later. His condition and the location of his recovery were not immediately known.
Fullerton Fire Chief Wolfgang Knabe said:
“This is the positive outcome we were looking for.”
No further details were available at the time of this posting.