Missing hiker in Carmel Valley, California

Teams Respond to Search for Missing Hiker in Carmel Valley

Around 9:30pm on July 3, SDF Handler Eric Hanzelka received a call from a fellow Carmel Valley Fire Department Captain requesting Eric and his Search Dog Ellie’s help to find a hiker lost in Garland Park, a wooded area in Carmel.

Eric & Ellie immediately responded and when they arrived began plotting out how best to cover the 275-acre search area. Eric also called SDF Search Team Kevin Skinner & Trevor as a support Search Team.

Not long after Eric and Kevin began preparing for the search, rescuers found the woman. Though Eric & Ellie and Kevin & Trevor were not given the opportunity to search, they were very happy that the woman was found safe, and that their training proved they were ready to search.