According to reports, Feiyang “Isaac” Xiang, a 21-year old boy from China, has been missing. A search is in progress in the Yellowstone National park.
Xiang was temporary concessionaire employee in the Park and was tramping with four other friends on Thursday, July 23, when he vanished while swimming in the Yellowstone River when it was converging with Hellroaring Creek in the northern segment of the park.
Xiang was swimming in the water with two of his friends at about 11:45 a.m. when he was tugged away from the shore and got caught in the current of the rapid flowing river. Xiang was striving hard to remain buoyant as all endeavors to grasp him back to the shore failed. He was swept downriver into a long stretch of rapids before he vanished from the sight. An affiliate of the party experienced erratic mobile phone reception and made an iterminnent 911 call to Park dispatch at 12:39 pm.
Rangers instantly responded on horseback and on foot. Responders came at the river and immediately reported to the reporting party at about 2:44 p.m.Thursday afternoon, initial efforts did not materialize in finding any clue of Xiang, who is reported as 5 feet 6 inches tall, 140 pounds, having black hair and brown eyes.
Search attempts became intense on Friday, with around 40 people comprising of a helicopter, two dog crews, and 20 Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park staff members briskly seeking the Yellowstone River corridor.
Anybody who has any piece of information regarding the whereabouts of Feiyang “Isaac” Xiang is expected to give a call to Yellowstone National Park at the following number 307-344-2643.