YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park Rangers have positively identified the remains of Gerardo Cruz Hernandez, from Santa Barbara, Calif., who has been missing since last seen at Glacier Point on Nov. 17.
When Hernandez was reported missing, Park Rangers, with the aid of search dogs and a CHP helicopter, launched an extensive search looking for him. The search has been ongoing.
Hernandez’s body was located in the Glacier Point area late yesterday afternoon, and was recovered this morning. A positive I.D. has been made.
The cause of death is not known at this time, and is part of an ongoing investigation.
The Hernandez family has been notified.
No further details are available at this time.
Yosemite National Park worked with several agencies during the search effort and would like to acknowledge and thank the California Highway Patrol, Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office, YODOGS (volunteer search dog team), and National Park Service Special Agents for their assistance with this search.