Location: Balch Park and Golden Trout Wilderness areas

Incident Date: 7/19/16

Victim: Frank Wolsko

City: Balch Park

Posted by: Media Relations

UPDATE: Deputies still searching for missing hiker

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. 

 

*************************FIRST 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.