Search-and-rescue teams wrapped up a final operation on Monday to find U.S. hiker Cody Dial, who disappeared in Costa Rica in early July. Search teams focused their efforts on the rugged Corcovado National Park, where Dial was believed to be hiking, but failed to find any clues as to what happened to the 27-year-old Alaska-native.
Representatives from the U.S. Embassy are now in Puerto Jiménez, near the park's eastern entrance, to take over the search, accompanied by Dial's father, Roman Dial, a National Geographic explorer and well-known adventure sportsman.
Two flyovers and several ground patrols have failed to turn up any sign of 27-year-old U.S. hiker Cody Roman Dial, who is suspected missing in Corcovado National Park in Costa Rica's southwestern Osa Peninsula since July 22. There is no official record of the young Alaskan's entry into the park and it is believed that Dial, an experienced backcountry hiker, followed routes that are off-limits to tourists.
Search-and-rescue teams from the Costa Rican Red Cross continued their efforts Monday to locate a missing U.S. hiker, believed to have disappeared in the rugged Corcovado National Park in the country's southwestern Osa Peninsula.