Location: Balch Park and Golden Trout Wilderness areas

Incident Date: 7/19/16

Victim: Frank Wolsko

Posted by: Media Relations

UPDATE 7/22/16:

The Tulare County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue Team is continuing their search for the missing hiker Frank Wolsko, of Bakersfield, who was reported missing on Tuesday. The resources being used include ground search teams consisting of personnel, horseback, canine tracking, as well as aircraft. 

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Tulare County Sheriff's Office at 559-733-6218 or anonymously at 559-725-4194 or tcso@tipnow.com

 

UPDATE:

Deputies continue to search for hiker Frank Wolsko who was reported missing Tuesday when he didn't show up to work in Delano. He lives in Bakersfield.

Frank Wolsko, 56, left over the weekend on an unknown day for a day hike to Maggie Lakes. He was reported missing Tuesday.

With him was a black Labrador.

If you have information about this case, contact the Tulare County Sheriff's Office at (559) 733-6218 or anonymously at (559) 725-4194 or tcso@tipnow.com. 

UPDATE:

A black lab was found at a trailhead Monday by a couple from Las Vegas. They took the dog to a veterinarian in Porterville where the dog's owner was identified as Frank Wolsko using an implanted chip.

When news reports on Tuesday announced a missing hiker's name, Frank Wolsko, the veterinarian clinic realized they had his dog. They reported this information to the Tulare County Sheriff's Office.

The Sheriff's Search and Rescue team is searching for Frank Wolsko in the Balch Park and Golden Trout Wilderness areas.

If you have information about this case, contact the Tulare County Sheriff's Office at (559) 733-6218 or anonymously at (559) 725-4194 or tcso@tipnow.com. 

 

ORIGINAL PRESS RELEASE

The Tulare County Sheriff's Search and Rescue team is looking for an overdue hiker in the area of Maggie Lakes, in the Balch Park area.

Frank Wolsko, 56, of Bakersfield, left over the weekend on an unknown day for a day hike to Maggie Lakes. He was reported missing Tuesday.

With him was a black Labrador.

If you have information about this case, contact the Tulare County Sheriff's Office at (559) 733-6218 or anonymously at (559) 725-4194 or tcso@tipnow.com.