UPDATE: 5:24pm Friday. The Inyo Sheriff’s Department said that Mr. Kohler had only his headlamp with him when he disappeared. As of this time and date there is nothing new on the search but the Sheriff’s Department said that many people are searching.
UPDATE: As of 1:42pm on Thursday, March 15, there is no new information on the search for Mr. Kohler. The Inyo Sheriff’s Department will keep us updated.
At approximately 3:00 Tuesday afternoon Inyo County Search and Rescue was notified that a 67-year old San Francisco man, George Kohler, was missing from a bicycle tour group.
According to Inyo County Search and Rescue Coordinator Terry Watterbury, “The bicycle tour group camped Monday night at the Mesquite Springs camp ground in Death Valley. Kohler was seen by his fellow bicyclists at the campfire Monday night; at around 8:00 PM he said he was going to go to his tent and sleep, but the next morning there was no sign of him.”
Kohler was last seen wearing a blue jacket, navy blue t-shirt, and black pants. Anyone who was on the Scotty’s Castle Road that may have seen Kohler or given him a ride is asked to contact the Inyo County Sheriff’s Office immediately at 760-878-0383.
The following agencies are participating in the search: Death Valley National Park Service, Inyo County Search and Rescue, California Rescue Dog Association, China Lake Naval Weapons Base, and Nellis Air Force Base.