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UPDATE: Missing Yosemite Worker Found Safe

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Jessica Garcia (source: Yosemite National Park)

Jessica Garcia (source: Yosemite National Park)

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YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (CBS13) – A 23-year-old woman who never showed up for her first day of work at Yosemite National Park’s Wawona Hotel on Sunday morning has been found safe.

According to a Facebook page established by Jessica Rose Garcia’s family, she is safe and currently talking to rangers.

Rangers had begun looking for Garcia on Sunday. It was determined that Jessica was last seen Saturday morning by a co-worker. She was last seen walking east along Forest Drive near the stables in Wawona at approximately 11:30 a.m. Garcia had just come from an orientation meeting with her supervisor at the Wawona Hotel.

Search and rescue teams include six dog teams, the park helicopter, rangers on horseback and 23 rangers on foot. The search area included the south fork of the Merced River and in and around the Wawona area.

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