Hiker remains missing on Mount Baldy; 3 others rescued

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

Search on for missing hiker on Mount Baldy The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department confirmed on Wednesday that they have yet to locate solo traveler Lifei Huang. The 22-year-old woman also left on Sunday and was reported missing around 11 p.m.SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY, Calif. – The search continues for a missing hiker on Mount Baldy while crews rescued three other lost hikers a day after the first was reported missing, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.  The missing hiker, identified as 22-year-old Lisei Huang from El Monte, was reported missing Feb. 4. According to authorities, Huang went out for a solo hike that day around 2 p.m. and by 11 p.m., her loved ones had not heard from her.  Lisei Huang has been missing since she went out on a solo hike on Mt. Baldy on Friday, Feb. 4. / Family-provided photo to FOX 11 Crews began searching for Huang in the early morning hours Monday and Tuesday amid severe winter weather conditions. Authorities said the search was eventually suspended over avalanche risks. The search will resume when weather conditions improve, and it is safe for crews, the sheriff’s department said. SUGGESTED: The following day, crews rescued three experienced hikers who got lost on the Bear Canyon Trail on Mount Baldy.  According to authorities, the three lost hikers were found at 8,400-ft. elevation after a four-hour search.  “The hikers, who spent the night hunkered down, were assessed and determined able to be escorted back down the trail through the snow and wet elements to safety,” officials said.  All three hikers were evaluated by medical personnel and cleared.  Image 1 of 4 ▼ Photo courtesy San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Mount Baldy, which offers several trails for hikers of all levels, becomes especially treacherous during the winter.  Last year, several people – including actor Julian Sands – were found dead after going on hikes in the area.  Authorities are strongly advising the public to stay away from the mountains this week as a powerful winter storm continues to wreak havoc on the area. Even the most experienced hikers may run into trouble, authorities said, as Mount Baldy remains buried in snow amid frigid conditions.  “Hikers who get lost may have to wait long periods of time before help is available,” officials said, as resources are “stretched to their limits”

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Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.