Hiker who went missing near San Gorgonio Mountain found safe

Search crews say he was able to walk down to the trailhead safely.
SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY (KABC) -- A hiker who went missing in San Bernardino County near the San Gorgonio Mountain has been found safe.

David Nguyen, 57, was reported missing over the weekend near the South Fork Trail, according to authorities.

He was found safe Monday afternoon, according to authorities, and is being treated.



Search crews say he was able to walk down to the trailhead safely.

His family spoke with Eyewitness News during the search and said Nguyen went on a hike near San Gorgonio Mountain on Saturday but didn't return to the South Fork Trailhead parking lot that night.

His car, however, was found in the parking lot by the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department the next day.

Nguyen's daughter, Jennifer, said he's a retired police officer and an experienced hiker. A hiking group reportedly passed by Nguyen and said he told them he planned to hike in the dark.

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