Body of missing hiker found in Northern California

August 19, 2019 GMT

WEAVERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in Northern California say search teams found the body of a missing hiker who appeared to have fallen to his death in the steep and rocky Trinity Alps.

The Trinity County Sheriff’s Office said Sunday crews recovered 34-year-old Daniel Komins’ body on Sunday shortly after a California Highway Patrol helicopter located a backpack off a trail.

The office says Komins had started hiking near the Canyon Creek trail system on Aug. 10 and brought a cell phone and Global Positioning System tracker.

Officials say Komins’ girlfriend reported him missing Wednesday after he didn’t return from a solo, five-day backpacking trip in the Trinity Alps.


The office says more than 40 ground searchers and several all-terrain vehicle and helicopter teams searched for Komins.