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Body of missing hiker found near Southern California peak

San Gorgonio
Posted at 8:42 PM, May 03, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-03 23:42:00-04

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities recovered the body of a hiker a day after people reported hearing someone yelling for help near a mountain trail in Southern California.

The family of Robert Carey Jr. reported Saturday that he had not returned from a hike to San Gorgonio Mountain in the San Bernardino National Forest.

Relatives said the 33-year-old was an experienced hiker but had not hiked the peak before.

A helicopter crew was dispatched and spotted an unresponsive man at the base of a waterfall.

A rescue operation was postponed Saturday night because of darkness.

Carey’s body was recovered Sunday morning.