Lost in the wilderness: The harrowing story of missing hiker Cody Michael

Rocklin hiker Cody Michael made international news last May when he went missing in one of the most rugged areas of Placer County. Found four days later after an exhaustive search, his ordeal holds lessons for anyone who enjoys exploring the great outdoors.

Now Cody, his father, Howard, and Sgt. Ty Conners of the Placer County Sheriff’s Office share the most detailed account yet of Cody’s harrowing story and the tremendous lengths undertaken to find him in the first episode of Placer County’s new podcast series, “The Placer Life.”

Watch Cody’s video message to his family the day he went missing:

Watch video from the Placer County Sheriff’s Office of the rescue effort:

Check out photos of the rescue effort:

Lost in the Wilderness: The Cody Michael Story

This and other episodes of “The Placer Life” podcast are free to stream or download in the iTunes and Google Play stores, through the Stitcher and TuneIn apps and on Soundcloud.