Larry Layman, 64, of Reno, Nev., went missing Sunday morning, only to be found Monday morning.
Layman had been hiking with two co-workers to Pyramid Peak from Horsetail Falls in South Lake Tahoe, said Dep. Greg Almos of El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue. He began to “have issues with his canine,” Almos said, and so told his co-workers to go on without him and that he would meet them in the parking lot.
His co-workers arrived at the peak around 11:30 a.m. When they arrived back at the parking lot that evening, Layman was not there, Almos said.
“Search and Rescue was dispatched at midnight and searched areas of probability,” Almos said. “They came out without Layman.”
The morning of Aug. 20 saw a full rescue team, with 20 volunteers, searching for the missing hiker, Almos said.
“He was located by another recreational hiker and she called 911,” he said. “The teams converged on them. There were no medical issues, no exposure issues that we know of.”
As of 10:30 a.m., he was still being escorted out of the forest.