On 7-25-07, approximately 1030 hours 8 year old Ian Hansbearry walked into his families campsite on his own. Ian told his family and officers that he had been out hiking along a creek when it got dark. He decided to stay in place after it got dark, and waited until it was daylight to walk back to his families campsite. Medical personnel on scene examined Ian and determined other than having wet feet, he was in good health. He was reunited with his family on scene.
Approximately twenty five searchers had been involved in the search effort. Additional search dogs from as far away as Truckee and San Luis Obispo, along with an additional twelve man search team were being flown in from Contra Costa County to assist in the search.