Palo Alto man missing after going on hike in Sunol Regional Wilderness


Authorities are seeking the public's help in locating a Palo Alto man who didn't return after a morning hike in the Sunol Regional Wilderness in unincorporated Alameda County on Wednesday, April 15.

Irwin "Don" Meyers, 70, left Palo Alto at about 9:30 a.m. Wednesday to hike the Maguire Peak Trail. He was expected back for a late lunch with his partner, but did not return, East Bay Regional Park District spokeswoman Carolyn Jones said.

He is described as a white male adult, 5-foot-10 with a slender build and dark hair, and is considered to be in good physical condition.

Meyers' vehicle was located off of Welch Creek Road near the Upper Maguire Peak Trail entrance. At this time, there appears to be no evidence of foul play, Jones said.

East Bay Regional Park District Police, the agency's fire department, rangers and search and rescue units along with Alameda County Fire and the California Highway Patrol helicopter are looking for Meyers. Anyone with information about Meyer's location is asked to call the East Bay Regional Park District Police Department at 510-881-1833.

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