Search is on for missing hiker who disappeared while hiking in East Bay regional parks

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

Several agencies were looking Monday for a man and his dog who went missing while on a hike in an East Bay Regional Park.

Authorities are searching for missing hiker Alex Stecher and his dog Apollo, who went missing during a hike in an East Bay Regional Park. 

The hiker, identified by authorities as Alex Stecher was reported missing in Alameda County’s Ohlone Wilderness Regional Preserve about 8:25 p.m. on Sunday, according to a statement from East Bay Regional Park police.

Stecher started the hike on Friday morning with his dog Apollo from the Sunol Regional Preserve trails in Sunol, police said. He never arrived for his designated pickup time Saturday afternoon at the Del Valle Regional Park in Livermore.

Personnel from the Alameda County Fire Department and Alameda County Sheriff’s Office assisted East Bay Regional Park police, fire crews and search-and-rescue teams with the search on Sunday night. Cal Fire and the California Highway Patrol also sent members to assist.

Stecher was wearing dark pants and a green long-sleeve shirt with a khaki-colored bucket hat. Police said Stecher was wearing the same outfit but for the hat as he was in a picture they released to the public in their quest to find him.

Police asked anyone who may see Stecher to contact Lt. Patrick Brookens immediately at 510-517-9447 or dispatch at 510-881-1833.

Please check back for updates.

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About the Author
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.