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Tourists go missing in Sequoia National Park

UPDATE 10/6/17 – The Fresno County Sheriff’s search and rescue team extracted a car submerged in the Horseshoe Bend area of the river about 50 miles east of Fresno and found two bodies — presumably those of Yinan Wang, 31, and his wife, Jie Song, 30 — inside, said Sheriff’s Department spokesman Tony Botti.

UPDATE 8/15/17 – The couple’s car was found mostly submerged in white-water rapids 500 feet below a Highway 180 bend, so authorities haven’t been able to determine if the vehicle is intact or if bodies are inside, according to the San Diego Union Tribune.

UPDATE 8/14/17 –  While recovering a vehicle with assumed two University of South Florida exchange students from Thailand in the Kings River a deputy spotted a license plate in the brush that is believed to belong to the vehicle that Jie Song and Yinan Wang were in.

Original Story:  Jie Song and Yinan Wang, 31, are missing in the Sequoia National Park.  They were last seen on Aug. 6, 2017 at the Crystal Cave Road and the Generals Highway in the park.  They were at the Crystal Cave tour and went missing right afterwards.  They were suppose to travel to Kings Canyon National Park the next day, but they never showed up, reports NBC San Diego.

They may be driving a white 2012 Ford Focus Sedan with the license plate 6XMM431. Wang is described as 5’11” and 175 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. A description of Song was not released.

Anyone who sees them can reach out to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks at (559) 565-3195.

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