Dry Bag of Missing Hiker Located
Eastep texted on Monday, January 7 that he was injured at Millers Flat and needed help. The texts however were not received until late Wednesday. A search crew set out that night and discovered an empty backpack and several ready to eat meals not far away. The family has since identified the backpack as belonging to Eastep.
“He was an experienced hiker,” Antony said. “He had the best equipment.”
Multiple search crews have poured over the rugged and remote area around the Lost Coast Trail for the last two days. “There is a 24 hour team spending the night at Big Flat and will search again tomorrow,” she explained. Tonight, two members of Southern Humboldt County Technical Rescue Team are staying at Big Flat and will be searching again tomorrow.
“One of the Shelter Cove Fire Department is driving the six wheeler back along the trail [with a companion],” she added. “His intention is to come back tonight when the tide is low. He is going back over what he has gone over to see if there is anything he might have missed.”
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