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Searchers join hunt for missing Yosemite visitor

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) ” About 100 searchers have joined the hunt for a Honduran man missing in Yosemite National Park.

Yosemite spokeswoman Adrienne Freeman says dog teams and aerial spotters are helping to search for Esmeen (Ess-MEEN) Garmendia-Barrios.

The 24-year-old speaks limited English and was last seen in the Washburn Point parking area near Glacier Point around 3 p.m. Sunday.

A missing person poster distributed by park officials says Garmendia-Barrios told the two men and 12-year-old boy he was traveling with that he wanted to be alone to read his Bible. When his friends returned to the parking lot 30 minutes later he was gone.

Authorities say Garmendia-Barrios was wearing blue jeans, a blue T-shirt and black shoes and was not carrying food or water.