Alan Chow

  • Found Alive

About Alan Chow's case

Alan Chow was last seen Saturday morning, February 17, 2018, at the entrance of the Hetch Hetchy Trail. He was planning on completing an overnight hiking trip along the popular areas of the trail. His coworker reported him missing on February 18 when he did not show up for work, however, he was not officially noticed as “missing” until February 20, 2018.

Chow was found alive, and in good condition, on February 23, 2018 above Wapama Falls near the Hetch Hetchy area.

At the time of Chow’s disappearance, the weather conditions were not favorable as it had started to snow. Chow stated that he was able to survive the 6 days he was missing by staying warm in his tent and having enough food and water to last him until he was found.

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Investigative Details

  • Foul Play Suspected: No
  • Suicide Suspected: No
  • Cause of Death: Not Applicable

Significant Dates

  • Reported Missing: Sunday, February 18, 2018 (6 years ago)
  • Date Found: Friday, February 23, 2018 (6 years ago)

Administrative Details

Monday, January 8, 2024 (6 months ago)

Missing NPF Public Identification Number (MPID) 9906

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