According to ABC10, YOSEMITE VALLEY, Calif. — Authorities are on the lookout for a man who left for a day hike in the Upper Yosemite Falls area on Thursday, April 22, 2021 and never returned. According to a Facebook post by Yosemite National Park, Ralph Elliot is believed to have been hiking to the Upper Yosemite Falls overlook and Eagle Peak. Elliot is 51 years old, standing approximately 5-foot-8-inches tall with a muscular build. He has blue eyes, a beard, and long graying hair that he often keeps in a bun. Park officials say he was wearing Earth-toned casual clothing. Rescuers are in a hurry to find Elliot because they say he “may be exhibiting emotional distress and suicidal ideation.” Anyone with information regarding Elliot’s whereabouts is asked to call 209-372-0216 during business hours, or Yosemite Dispatch at 209-379-1992 after hours.
51 years old
Classification: DAY/NIGHT HIKER
Foul Play Suspected: Unknown / Undisclosed
Suspected Suicide: Yes
Reported missing on April 22, 2021 - 155 days, 20 hours, 12 minutes ago
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Apr 23, 2021 at 19:27
This case file was last modified on
Aug 25, 2021 at 18:00
This case file has been assigned the Missing Persons ID 3941
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