2012-05-17 / Front Page

Searchers look for missing college student

 More than 50 people are looking for a missing hiker in Yosemite. He was last seen on Saturday, May 19 near Kibbie Lake.

John Paul Chaufan Field, 22, a student UC Santa Cruz, was on a backpacking trip with a group of fellow students from UCSC, who were conducting an outdoor recreation trip.

The UCSC group began their backpacking trip from Cherry Lake on Friday, May 18, and set up camp near Kibbie Lake that evening.  At approximately 11a.m. on Saturday, the group planned a day hike from their campsite at Kibbie Lake.  Chaufan Field decided not to join the group.  This was the last time he was seen.

Yosemite National Park is asking anyone who was in the area of Kibbie Lake over the weekend to call the Yosemite Emergency Communication Center at 379-1992.  Phones will be answered 24-hours a day, seven days a week.

Chaufan Field is 5’ 5” tall, weighs 120 pounds, and has black hair and
brown eyes.  He was last seen wearing a eyeglasses, an earth colored baggy plaid button-up long-sleeve shirt, an olive/brown undershirt, cut-off denim shorts, and Vibram five-finger shoes.



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