Search and Rescue efforts to find missing child, Inhyuk Hwang, were successful when he was found alive and in good condition Sunday afternoon.
Using aerial search techniques, Yosemite Aviation´s helitack crew spotted a person from their helicopter that matched the young boy´s description at approximately 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 22nd. Following this, they were able to direct searchers on foot to the area where he was seen in order to confirm that it was indeed Inhyuk.
A technical team was required to use specific gear needed to remove the child from his found location.
He was found near Sentinel Dome closer to the Yosemite Valley´s south rim in rough terrain. Searchers were able to find him early today because an aggressive attempt was made after his reported disappearance yesterday evening when he was separated from his family during a hike to Sentinel Dome.
With the finding of Inhyuk, the following trails are now open: * The Panorama Trail. * The Four Mile Trail. * The trails to Sentinel Dome and Taft Point from the trailhead along Glacier Point Road. * The trail between Glacier Point and Sentinel Dome.
Rescuers from Yosemite National Park and teams from Madera, Mariposa, Mono, Tuolumne, Fresno, and Stanislaus counties worked cooperatively to search the trails and surrounding areas near Glacier Point and Sentinel Dome. A full-scale, concentrated search began this morning after an initial search was done last night. Rescuers did an excellent job with their efforts in finding Inhyuk alive and well. Rescuers were very happy to reunite Inhyuk with his family.
Yosemite News Release