Hiker disappears in Northern California mountains on 5-day hike

first_imgTrinity County Sheriff’s Office(REDDING, Calif.) — Authorities suspended search-and-rescue operations for a missing hiker in the mountains of Northern California on Friday night, but said they planned to return to the area on Saturday.Daniel Komins had embarked on a solo hiking trip in the Trinity Alps, about 75 miles northwest of Redding, on Aug. 10. He has not been seen since one day later when backpackers told the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office they had seen him on the trail.The 34-year-old, who is an experienced hiker, also spoke to his girlfriend on the night of Aug. 11 and “informed her that the trip was going as planned,” according to the sheriff’s office.He was expected to return from the hike on Aug. 14.Komins’ empty car was found near the trailhead on the same day, officials said. He had food, water and backpacking supplies with him on the hike.“Komins is an experienced hiker and an Emergency Medical Technician,” the sheriff’s office said. “He has with him a Global Positioning System (GPS) tracker, which is not presently operating appropriately. Komins also has with him his cellular telephone, which has seen no activity since August 11, 2019.”The search-and-rescue efforts began at daylight on Thursday and continued throughout the day on Friday with no success.The Trinity County Sheriff’s Office, Trinity County Search, Butte County Search and Rescue, Marin County Search and Rescue, Contra Costa County Search and Rescue and the California Highway Patrol have all been involved in the search, which has included ground and helicopter teams.Forty people were involved in the ground search on Friday, the sheriff’s office said.Officials said they were widening the search area after speaking with the other hikers who had crossed paths with Komins on Aug. 11.“Based on the information provided by these individuals, additional areas have been plotted to be searched, as it appears that Komins may have deviated from his initial itinerary,” officials said.The search was set to resume at sunrise on Saturday. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

‘I’ve waited for this’

first_imgSalzburg: Eden Hazard scored his first goal for Real Madrid in a 1-0 pre-season friendly win over Red Bull Salzburg on Wednesday. The Belgian international, who quite Chelsea in the summer in a GBP 91 million move, found the target with a left-foot finish after being set-up by Karim Benzema. Meanwhile, Gareth Bale’s stand-off with Real Madrid continued after the forward was left out of Zinedine Zidane’s squad for the game. Bale had only played in two of Real’s five previous pre-season games, coming on as a substitute against Arsenal and Atletico Madrid, but has now been left out completely for a third fixture in a row. James Rodriguez and Mariano Diaz, who are both expected to be sold, were also not included for the match in Austria. Zidane has made it clear that Bale is not in his plans as he looks to rejuvenate Real Madrid following their miserable season last term. Hazard, who scored off a stunning curling effort past Salzburg goalkeeper Cican Stankovic, said he was “very pleased” to open his account for the Spanish giants. “When you’re out on the pitch, you want to win the game and being a forward, you want to score goals. I’d been waiting for this moment for the last five games and it’s happened today. I’m very pleased,” said Hazard, who has ben criticised by some for not being able to score in earlier matches against Bayern Munich, Arsenal, Atletico Madrid, Tottenham and Fenerbahce. The striker though didn’t want to get too carried away with his effort. “It’s still pre-season, but I think we’ve got more energy now. We’ve still got another 10 days before our first competitive game, so we have to focus and keep working hard. Our aim is to be ready for next week. We can’t wait to start La Liga, so we’re training and practising hard,” he added. Madrid play Italian outfit AS Roma in their final pre-season friendly on Sunday before opening their La Liga campaign at Celta Vigo on August 17. Catch up on all the latest sports news and updates here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updateslast_img read more