Deceased Body of Missing Hiker Found on Top of Darwin Glacier
THREE RIVERS, CA (November 7, 2019) – A missing hiker has been found dead Thursday afternoon in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.
Around 2:30 p.m., searchers looking for a missing 40-year-old Alan Stringer of Huntington Beach found him deceased at the top of the Darwin glacier, near the base of the notch to go up Mount Darwin.
Stringer started the hike in the Bishop area on Sunday, but never showed up back home the next day. He reportedly did not tell anyone where he planned to hike or what routes he might take. He had a device that he usually hiked with, but it was never turned on.
After searching trailheads throughout the Bishop area, deputies spotted Stringer’s vehicle parked at North Lake just after midnight on Tuesday.
Ground teams searched Piute Pass, Lamarck Col, and Mount Emerson, authorities said. Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks teams joined the search on Wednesday. An aerial search was done that night using night-vision capabilities.
While conducting a ground search Thursday along the route of Mount Darwin in the Evolution Range, searchers located a deceased individual that matched the description of Alan Stringer.
An investigation and recovery efforts are ongoing.
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