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Found Safe WA - Gwynn Dilstrom, 7, Newhalem, WA, May 25, 2019

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  1. sasha17

    sasha17 Curiouser & curiouser

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    Searchers are looking for Gwynn Dilstrom, age 7. She went missing missing from the Lower Goodell group camping site in the North Cascades National Park near Newhalem at about 7:30pm on Saturday, May 25.

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    sasha17 Curiouser & curiouser

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    "Gwynn Dilstrom was last seen at the Lower Goodell Group camp site wearing a black long-sleeve shirt with a cat picture on it and purple leggings. The girl is described as standing 4 feet tall and weighing about 60 pounds with blond hair."

    7-year-old girl missing in North Cascades National Park
     
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  3. Sleuthster

    Sleuthster Well-Known Member

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    I hope she's ok. Been missing since yesterday??
     
  4. GordianKnot

    GordianKnot Well-Known Member

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    Recreation.gov

    Link to Lower Goodell Group Campground, where she was reportedly last seen.
    Map of area at website.

    Hope they can find this adorable little girl soon.

    She's already been out there somewhere all night.
    Obviously, there's wildlife in the area.

    Time is of the essence.

    Not seeing much MSM coverage, unfortunately.
    Hopefully, that changes soon.

    Do the National Parks have any type of system in place to alert visitors to the parks of missing persons so that other campers, hikers, etc., are aware and can keep an eye out?

    JMO.
     
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    Dre Well-Known Member

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    GordianKnot Well-Known Member

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    'Prayers are needed': 7-year-old girl missing in North Cascades
    SABBM:
    Denise Shultz of the National Park Service said the girl was playing at the campground when she went missing, and officials do not suspect foul play. She said the campsite borders Goodell Creek, which is not especially high right now, but is a swiftly running stream.
     
  7. GordianKnot

    GordianKnot Well-Known Member

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    I've seen both 6:30 and 7:30 times reported for when she was last seen.
    Which is it?

    Who was there with her at the campsite?
    How many people were there at the campsite?
    How close was the nearest human being to her when she went missing?

    C'mon, MSM, get on it.

    JMO.
     
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  8. zippit

    zippit New Member

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    I think she was last seen at 6:30 and it was reported at 7:30. The Whatcom county sheriff's FB says it was reported at 7:30.
     
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    ClaireNC Well-Known Member

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    sasha17 Curiouser & curiouser

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    "The Park Service said she was playing at a campsite with her family when her parents realized she was missing around 6:30 p.m.

    Rangers were on scene within minutes and more resources were called to the area.

    Whatcom County Search and Rescue is in joint command of the search operation with the Park Service, along with help from Swinomish Police, Skagit and Snohomish County Sheriff's Offices, and Naval Air Station Whidbey.

    There are 120 staff and volunteers on the search, five canine units, a drone and helicopter with infrared."

    https://www.king5.com/article/news/local/7-year-old-girl-missing-from-whatcom-county-campsite/281-82f431b5-902e-49b7-8fcb-58a7cb04c880
     
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    King5 News

    “She was last seen at Lower Goodell Group site around 6:30 p.m. wearing a black long sleeve shirt with a cat graphic and purple leggings.

    The Park Service said she was playing at a campsite with her family when her parents realized she was missing around 6:30 p.m.

    Rangers were on scene within minutes and more resources were called to the area.

    Whatcom County Search and Rescue is in joint command of the search operation with the Park Service, along with help from Swinomish Police, Skagit and Snohomish County Sheriff's Offices, and Naval Air Station Whidbey.

    There are 120 staff and volunteers on the search, five canine units, a drone and helicopter with infrared.”

    7-year-old girl missing from Whatcom County campsite
     
  12. sasha17

    sasha17 Curiouser & curiouser

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    Here is a map of the campground itself:

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    Source: Recreation.gov

    This is a group campground meaning a group can reserve either Site A (campsites 1-7) or Site B (campsites 8-14) or both, depending on the group size. Who else was in her group? Did a second group have the other site or did her group have both sites reserved?
     
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    Please, please, please let this have a positive outcome!
     
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    what was she "playing"?

    might offer up some clues.....kids games often get complex
     
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    sasha17 Curiouser & curiouser

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    A news reporter for ABC News posted a 1:51 video on Twitter. I'm not able to watch a video where I am right now so I'm not sure what he says or shows, but here's the link: Patrick Quinn on Twitter
     
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    He shows a video of the creek and that water is moving very swiftly. If she tumbled in, she probably quite a ways down stream.
     
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    *Still missing
    *120 Volunteer searchers
    *Dog and Helicopter being used
    *Showed the fast moving but shallow creek
     
  18. GordianKnot

    GordianKnot Well-Known Member

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    @PatrickQuinnTV
    7-year-old Gwynn Dilstrom is still missing 19 hours later. I’m told more than 120 volunteers are searching for her right now. More details tonight at 4/5/6pm on @komonews.
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    They've had dogs out along w/ the searchers.
    Very, very heavily wooded area.
    From where the reporter was standing, you could both hear and see the water rushing really rapidly.
     
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  19. Smoneywcbs

    Smoneywcbs Well-Known Member

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    A google review of this campground advised to “carry bear spray and a gun” if camping there...:(
     
  20. GordianKnot

    GordianKnot Well-Known Member

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    Water + Wildlife = Dangerous Surroundings.

    She's so young and so tiny..and that park is so massive.

    Hoping and praying she's sheltered safely in place somewhere, and that searchers locate her before nightfall.
     
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