While conducting a ground search in the area along the route of Mt. Darwin, searchers located a deceased individual that matched the description of missing hiker Alan Stringer, 40.

Stringer had been reported missing by family members on Monday, November 4. Inyo County and California Highway Patrol had initiated the search. Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks began search efforts on Wednesday. Aerial search efforts were underway and the ground team that found the individual was deployed on Thursday.

An investigation and recovery efforts were ongoing on Friday. Check Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park’s website at http://www.nps.gov/seki for updates.

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