The Mono County Sheriff’s Office was contacted for a mutual aid request in support of the search for a 47-year-old Virginia hiker in the Mt. Whitney area missing since June 12. 4 Team members responded, and were assigned a search area to the north of Mirror Lake.
The field team accessed their search area via the Mt. Whitney trail, and then by cross-country travel. The field team concluded the search of their area without any evidence of the missing hiker. They returned to base via the Mt. Whitney trail.
The subject was located that same day on the north side of Mt. Whitney. Unfortunately he was deceased.
IC Pelichowsky. Responders: Quiring, Creager, Wallace, and Kaufman