24‐year‐old Guillermo Pino has been missing since Sunday, April 8th in the Anza Borrego Badlands. He went missing around noon while out exploring the caves with his family in an area called Arroyo Tapiado, two miles from the mouth of the wash. He is described as a fairly experienced hiker with no known medical conditions. Mr. Pino has dark hair, is 6 feet tall, and weighs 180 pounds. He was last seen wearing jeans and a red shirt. He had no shoes, food, water, flashlight or a cell phone.
50 to 60 searchers are looking for Mr. Pino. The search is resuming today and will continue until dark. The terrain in the Arroyo Tapiado area is extremely rugged with loose dirt and steep terrain. There are also lots of ravines, washes and mud caves in the area — that’s why it’s dubbed as “Badlands.”
Sheriff’s ASTREA has been helping with the search, but could not fly yesterday because of the weather.
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Here’s a link to DUSA’s page on the Badlands: http://www.desertusa.com/anza_borrego/du-abpbobad.html
Source: San Diego County Sheriff’s Dept.