Missing University of Oklahoma professor found


ESMERALDA COUNTY, Nev. (KFOR) – A University of Oklahoma professor who went missing in Nevada during a hike has been found.

Ron Bolen’s daughter, Meredith Bolen, confirmed to KFOR that he was found, is alive and is being brought down from a mountain by rescue personnel.

He was last heard from Tuesday afternoon upon reaching Boundary Peak in Inyo National Forest at around 3 p.m.  

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Ron Bolen (in khaki pants) after being rescued. (Photo from Meredith Bolen)

She said he is dehydrated, but she was able to speak with him.

The Esmerelda County Sheriff’s Department and the U.S. National Forestry Service conducted a search for Ron Bolen, who is an avid climber and well-traveled.

He is being taken to a hospital, Meredith Bolen said.

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