UPDATE (7 a.m. June 17) — The hiker reported missing near Ithaca on Sunday has been safely located after a nearly 12-hour search, according to New York State Police.
The hiker, Yi Sun, 58, of Westfield, New Jersey, called 911 for help around 12:30 p.m. Sunday and told dispatchers she was in a muddy area near a creek and could see power lines, police said in a news release. She told dispatchers she believed she entered a trail off of Sandbank Road in the Town of Ithaca.
Sun was located shortly after midnight, police said, after state police troopers on patrol spotted her near the area of Route 34/96 north of Decker Road. She was transported to Cayuga Medical Center for treatment and her family was contacted.
New York State Police, New York State Park Police, DEC Forest Rangers, the Ithaca Fire Department, Tompkins County Search and Rescue and other agencies assisted in the search.
ITHACA, N.Y. — Several agencies are searching for a missing hiker near Ithaca.
The hiker, who New York State Police have identified as Yi Sun, 58, of Westfield, New Jersey, called 911 around 12:30 p.m. Sunday seeking assistance. She told dispatchers that she was in a muddy area near a creek and could see power lines.
Police say Sun is about 5 feet, 6 inches tall, 140 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. She was driving a beige 2002 Honda Odyssey with a New Jersey license plate MPX26A. In a news release Sunday evening, state police said it is believed Sun entered a trail off of Sandbank Road in the Town of Ithaca.
For several hours, state police, New York State Park Police, DEC Forest Rangers, the Ithaca Fire Department, Tompkins County Search and Rescue and other agencies have been searching for her.
Anyone who has seen Sun or her vehicle is urged to contact New York State Police at Ithaca at 607-347-4440.
Featured image provided by New York State Police.