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Missing Oakland hiker found safe in Yosemite

An Oakland hiker who went missing this week in Yosemite National Park was located safe on Friday.

Alan Chow, 36, had been missing since Tuesday, according to park officials.

Chow was spotted from a National Park Service helicopter around noon on Friday above Wapama Fall in the Hetch Hetchy area.

Park officials conducted an extensive search of the area during the past several days.

Chow suffered minor injuries and was transported to the Hetch Hetchy Ranger Station on Friday.

He has been reunited with his family.

Officials said Chow stayed in his tent, was able to stay hydrated and had an adequate food supply.

Approximately 60 people took part in the search effort since Tuesday.

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