BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Kern and Ventura county search and rescue teams are looking for a hiker from Southern California reported missing in the Mount Pinos area.
Family of Gab Song, 73, say he went hiking in the Mount Pinos area on Tuesday and never returned home. Search and rescue teams were searching the area he was last known to be at since Wednesday morning. Song’s vehicle was found near a trailhead in the Mount Pinos area, KCSO said Wednesday night.
Mike Song told 17 News on Thursday he wants to be “on the ground, hearing updates” in Mt. Pinos as the search for his missing father, Gab Song, continues.
Song is described as an experienced hiker, but he went alone and wasn’t prepared for weather in the area on Tuesday, his family said. Kern County sheriff’s officials say search teams saw 6 to 8 inches of snow on the ground in the area during their search.
Song’s family says he is 5 feet, 9 inches tall, but didn’t bring needed medication with him on the hike.
Rescue teams suspended their search Wednesday due to poor conditions, but will resume Thursday morning.
If you’ve seen Song or have any information on his whereabouts, you are asked to call the Kern County Sheriff’s Office at 661-861-3110.