Hiker From Irvine Missing at Mount Baldy

IRVINE (CNS) - Authorities today were searching for a 52-year-old Irvine man who went missing while hiking with three other people at Mount Baldy.

Sreenivas “Sree” Mokkapati and his group started hiking from the Village at Bear Flats to the Mt. Baldy Summit on Sunday morning, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department.

At some point Mokkapati became separated from the group. Sheriff's search and rescue teams began a coordinated search, with air support, that continued Sunday night and Monday. Volunteer search and rescue teams are also deployed on the mountain.

Mokkapati was last seen wearing a gray “puffy” jacket and gray pants. Anyone with information about his whereabouts was urged to contact the Fontana Sheriff's Station at 909-453-5392, or 909-677-9436. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME.

Photo: San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.

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