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Search continues for 80-year-old missing in Yosemite

The search resumed this morning for an 80-year-old Indiana woman reported missing Monday afternoon after she became separated from a hiking party in Yosemite National Park.

Park ranger Scott Gedman said more than 100 searchers, including dog teams and five helicopter crews, have searched over a wide area but have found no clue about Ottorrina Bonaventura's whereabouts.

Gedman said Bonaventura was last seen near Vogelsang High Sierra Camp, which is about 7 miles southwest of Tuolumne Meadows, about 2 p.m. Monday. Gidman said the area goes from about 8,000 feet to 11,0000 elevation.

"It's a beautiful area, but it's rugged terrain," Gedman said this morning.

Gedman said the woman reportedly is an experienced hiker, but that she is not believed to have been prepared to be out in the wilderness for this long.

"This is the fifth day, and of course, all of us are very concerned," Gidman said.

He said Bonaventura is on medication and reportedly has a history of becoming confused when experiencing memory loss.