Jan 21, 2013 1:08 AM by Kathrene Herndon, KSBY News
The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue Unit is looking for a hiker who they say left Saturday morning and never returned home.
The Sheriff's Office says 44-year-old Richard Gates of Atascadero left around 6:30 Saturday morning to go hiking near Ragged Point.
They say he parked his vehicle near the Ragged Point Inn.
Crews began searching for Gates Sunday evening.
He is described as a white male, about 6 feet tall, weighing 290 pounds.
He has brown eyes and a beard.
Officials say he may be wearing khaki pants, a long-sleeved khaki shirt, and brown boots.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff's Office at 781-4550.
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