A man missing for two nights in YosemiteNational Park has been found alive but suffering from multiple injuries, park rangers said Monday.
Visitors on the Lower Yosemite Fall trail spotted Michael Dahl, 20, in a boulder field about a quarter-mile from the popular loop, park spokeswoman Kari Cobb said.
Dahl, a student at University of California, Santa Barbara, was taken by ambulance to a local hospital for treatment, Cobb said. She said privacy laws prevented her from describing the extent of Dahl's injuries.
Park visitors recognized Dahl from his picture on a missing-persons flier, Cobb said.
Dahl arrived at the park Saturday morning with three friends, and they set out for a short day hike to Lower Yosemite Fall on a paved trail. The group had been climbing on the rocks below the Lower Fall when they noticed Dahl was missing, park rangers said.
Dahl's friends reported him missing after they searched for about two hours but could not find him, officials said. The group had not planned for being in the wilderness overnight, Cobb said.
The National Park Service website describes the trail as an easy, 1-mile walk to part of North America's tallest waterfall but warns visitors to stay on the pavement because rocks and boulders are slippery even when dry.