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Iowa Native Training on California Mountain Goes Missing, Search on Fourth Day
SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY, California -- A man born and raised in Iowa has been missing for days in the California wilderness after not returning from a hiking trip. Thirty-three-year-old Eric Desplinter, who was raised in Johnston and graduated from Iowa State, and 31-year-old Gabrielle Wallace were part of a group of four coworkers training on Mt. Baldy for a big hike at the end of April. During the training hike the other two friends turned back and Desplinter and Wallace said they were going to summit. When the two didn't return down for dinner, their friends called police and the search began.