North Fork missing hiker found

The search for Nick Goldman came to a successful end late Wednesday night, Sept. 10. Search and Rescue crews found Goldman in stable condition near the Quartz Mountain Trailhead.

Due to pitch black darkness, volunteers stayed the night with Goldman, extracting him from the location at first light Thursday morning. Goldman was transported to an area hospital. Madera County Sheriff John Anderson launched a search for the 76-year old North Fork man after he failed to return from a cross-country hike to Chiquito Lake in the Sierra National Forest.