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Hiker who vanished in Northern California is found dead

The body of a hiker who vanished in Northern California last week was discovered Sunday and it is believed the cause of death stemmed from a slip on the rocky terrain in the Trinity Alps, a report said.

Daniel Komins, 34, was known as an experienced hiker and was on a solo hike, The Sacramento Bee reported. His last communication with his girlfriend was on Aug.11, when he called to check in during the hike. Other hikers told authorities that they had contact with him and he was in good health on Monday.

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His unoccupied vehicle was located a few days later, the report said. His body was found in a remote area.

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Daniel Komins, 34, was known as an experienced hiker and was on a solo hike.

There were dozens of volunteers who signed up to search for Komins because he was an emergency medical technician who would donate his time to the local fire department, the report said.

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The circumstances behind his death were not immediately clear, but given the fact that he appeared in good health Monday and on course, it is believed that he strayed off at some point, the report said.

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Husband of missing bikini-clad hiker says cops view him as prime suspect

The husband of an Arizona woman who vanished while hiking with him in California last week said authorities consider him a prime suspect in the case.

Barbara Thomas, 69, was last seen July 12 with her husband Robert in the Mojave Desert about 20 miles from Interstate 40. She reportedly was clad in a bikini, hiking boots, and a baseball cap and didn’t have any supplies or her cell phone at the time. The couple brought beer and water on the hike.

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Robert Thomas told Inside Edition in an interview that aired Wednesday that investigators consider him a prime suspect because “it was just the two of us” in the sweltering desert. He also told the outlet he failed a lie detector test.

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Barbara Thomas, 69, was last seen on Friday hiking in the Mojave Desert about 20 miles north of Interstate 40 east of Kelbaker Road. (Colorado River Sheriffs Department)

‘Yes, I took a polygraph test, they told me I was being deceptive,” he said. “I know that polygraphs aren’t 100 percent and I hadn’t had any sleep.”

San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputies, park rangers, and volunteers have scoured the desert to look for the grandmother as temperatures continued to climb into the triple digits this week.

During the interview, Thomas said he realized his wife was missing when he stopped to take a picture of a rock formation and saw her rounding a corner.

“That’s the last I ever saw of her,” he said.

When he turned the corner, Barbara was gone and Robert Thomas assumed he would find her sitting outside their camper.

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A search helicopter hovers overhead in the Mojave Desert near Needles, Calif., Saturday, July 13, 2019. Authorities in California say they are searching for a bikini-clad Arizona woman who went missing while hiking in the Mojave Desert.  (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)

“I hollered her name and I waved my arms, and I looked around the area and I saw that she wasn’t anywhere around. She didn’t respond. I got really panicky,” he said.

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Thomas said he believes his wife was taken against her will because of what she was wearing and the beer she had. He insists he had nothing to do with her disappearance.

“She is the love of my life,” he said. “Come home. We’re missing you.”

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Man, 73, survives 7 days in California forest after becoming separated from hiking group, officials say

A 73-year-old hiker who was reported missing last week after becoming separated from his group in a California forest was found alive on Saturday.

Eugene Jo was discovered near Devil’s Canyon in the Angeles National Forest by the Altadena Mountain Rescue Team, “quite a few miles away from the trail of the original hike,” officials said.

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“Awake and talking,” Jo was airlifted hospital after he was found. He didn’t appear to have any traumatic injuries, the Los Angeles County Sherrif’s Department said.

Seven days earlier, on June 22, Jo was reported missing after he became separated from his group near Mt. Waterman, according to the Montrose Search & Rescue Team.

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Eugene Jo, 73, was found alive in California’s Angeles National Forest on Saturday, officials said. (Los Angeles County Sherrif’s Department)

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Rescuers said that Jo had not eaten for most of the time he was lost and that he was drinking water out of the Devil’s Canyon creek.

More than 70 people, broken down into 11 search teams, looked for Jo, rescuers said, describing his discovery as “great news.”

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Man, 73, survives 7 days in California forest after becoming separated from hiking group, officials say

A 73-year-old hiker who was reported missing last week after becoming separated from his group in a California forest was found alive on Saturday.

Eugene Jo was discovered near Devil’s Canyon in the Angeles National Forest by the Altadena Mountain Rescue Team, “quite a few miles away from the trail of the original hike,” officials said.

MOUNT WASHINGTON CLIMBER DIES AFTER HIKING IN FREEZING TEMPERATURES

“Awake and talking,” Jo was airlifted hospital after he was found. He didn’t appear to have any traumatic injuries, the Los Angeles County Sherrif’s Department said.

Seven days earlier, on June 22, Jo was reported missing after he became separated from his group near Mt. Waterman, according to the Montrose Search & Rescue Team.

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Eugene Jo, 73, was found alive in California’s Angeles National Forest on Saturday, officials said. (Los Angeles County Sherrif’s Department)

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Rescuers said that Jo had not eaten for most of the time he was lost and that he was drinking water out of the Devil’s Canyon creek.

More than 70 people, broken down into 11 search teams, looked for Jo, rescuers said, describing his discovery as “great news.”

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Man, 73, survives 7 days in California forest after becoming separated from hiking group, officials say

A 73-year-old hiker who was reported missing last week after becoming separated from his group in a California forest was found alive on Saturday.

Eugene Jo was discovered near Devil’s Canyon in the Angeles National Forest by the Altadena Mountain Rescue Team, “quite a few miles away from the trail of the original hike,” officials said.

MOUNT WASHINGTON CLIMBER DIES AFTER HIKING IN FREEZING TEMPERATURES

“Awake and talking,” Jo was airlifted hospital after he was found. He didn’t appear to have any traumatic injuries, the Los Angeles County Sherrif’s Department said.

Seven days earlier, on June 22, Jo was reported missing after he became separated from his group near Mt. Waterman, according to the Montrose Search & Rescue Team.

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Eugene Jo, 73, was found alive in California’s Angeles National Forest on Saturday, officials said. (Los Angeles County Sherrif’s Department)

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Rescuers said that Jo had not eaten for most of the time he was lost and that he was drinking water out of the Devil’s Canyon creek.

More than 70 people, broken down into 11 search teams, looked for Jo, rescuers said, describing his discovery as “great news.”

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5-month-old is Scotland’s youngest mountaineer, which her mom claims helps development

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Meet Scotland’s youngest mountaineer – a little baby who first went up a Munro aged just six weeks old.

Lara Mills, now aged five-months-old, is beating all her developmental targets, which her mom, Deborah MacDonald, 32, attributes to the amount of time the family spends enjoying the outdoors.

Carried in a pack by either Deborah or partner Scott Mills, 33, Lara has now been up 13 hills and mountains in Scotland, most recently Ben Vrackie in Perthshire, where they walked on Saturday.

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Five-month-old Lara Mills is Scotland’s youngest mountaineer, having accompanied her father Scott Mills, 33, and mother Deborah Mills, 32, up 13 hills and mountains in Scotland, starting when Lara was only six weeks old. (SWNS)

The longest walk Lara has been on was about six hours long, but most are much shorter.

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She travels in a little red outfit which looks like a sleeping bag and always wears a hat to keep her head warm.

Aged four-months-old, Lara was able to sit upright without support, and at five months, she is already trying to stand up, her proud mum says.

And Deborah believes that the amount of fresh air and mental stimulation Lara gets from hillwalking is helping her daughter to develop faster than most tots.

First-time mom Deborah said, “It’s well known that fresh air helps adults, and I can’t help but think it helps Lara’s sleep.

“Breast-feeding is the part of it which takes the most time, it involves preparation which is so important.

“We wouldn’t want to take her into a situation where we weren’t prepared.

“We feed on demand, so it’s not scheduled every four hours – it’s a little break for us, somewhere sheltered.

“We’ve always have enough jackets and stuff like that.”

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Carried in a pack by either Deborah or partner Scott Mills, 33, Lara has now been up 13 hills and mountains in Scotland, most recently Ben Vrackie in Perthshire, where they walked on Saturday. (SWNS)

Throughout her pregnancy with Lara, Deborah continued hillwalking and climbed 27 hills and mountains.

And after Lara was born, Deborah felt ready to start hiking again just six weeks later – and dismissed advice from people who told her it was too risky.

Her partner Scott, who she met on a snowboarding holiday in 2016, is in the Royal Marines, so is prepared for all situations.

Businesswoman Deborah said she hopes their shared hobby will introduce Lara to a love of the great outdoors when so many children seem to be glued to screens inside.

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Deborah said, “A lot of people said ‘you won’t be able to do that when you have got a baby.’

“But we think, hopefully when our children are old enough they will be into the same things as we are.

“I know she’s only a baby but we take her in a pack, and then sit down and have a play around.”

The couple, who live in Blanefield, Stirlingshire, always take extra layers for Lara, should the temperature drop or the wind pick up.

Deborah said, “Even if it’s a really nice day, if we’re sitting still and she’s in the backpack she might get cold.

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The longest walk Lara has been on was about six hours long, but most are much shorter, and she travels in a little red outfit which looks like a sleeping bag, and always wears a hat to keep her head warm. (SWNS)

“When we are moving, she’s warm, but she still has a hat to keep her head warm.”

Growing up near Loch Lomond as a child Deborah could not wait to ditch her schoolbag and head outside.

And her partner also shares her love for the great outdoors.

Deborah said, “Scott is in the Royal Marines so he knows exactly what to do.

“He’s done as much training as it’s possible to have.”

They alternate carrying Lara, in her backpack, which weighs about 13 pounds.

Deborah admitted her daughter is heavy to carry but said she had become used to it.

She added, “I’d recommend it to other parents – it doesn’t need to be a difficult walk.

“But make sure you are prepared.

“To go outdoors and go for a walk is the best thing.”

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She always carries a baby change bag, and like with breastfeeding, find a sheltered spot to change Lara’s nappy.

Deborah believes the regular excursions are helping Lara learn.

She said, “Seeing everything around her is a baby sensory overload – their brains are like sponges.

“We will say to her ‘look at the green leaves, look at the pink flowers’.

“It is educational from an early age.

“I really want people to go outside with their children – there’s a bubble we live in these days, it’s difficult to get away from screens.

“Children don’t want to go outside, but they’ve not been encouraged to.

“Hopefully we can inspire other people.”

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Missing hiker’s body found at Zion National Park, reports say

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Zion National Park Rangers on Thursday morning discovered the body of a 35-year-old hiker who had gone missing earlier this week, reports said.

Pradeep Beryl Solomon, of northern Utah, was reported missing Wednesday after he failed to return from a planned hike at Angels Landing a day earlier, FOX13 Salt Lake City reported.

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Investigators on Thursday evening confirmed the body was Solomon’s, the station reported, citing a news release from the park. His injuries were consistent with a long fall.

While the park hadn’t received any recent reports of a man falling, rainfall earlier in the week likely made the trail slick, the Salt Lake Tribune reported, citing the release. The trail can ascend some 1,500 feet above the southern Utah park’s red-rock cliffs.

Last year, a 13-year-old girl fell to her death while hiking with her family on the Angels Landing trail. There have been eight fatalities from falling on Angels Landing since the park opened in 1919, according to Zion’s website.

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“Our deepest condolences go out to the Solomon family and friends,” park superintendent Jeff Bradybaugh said in a statement. “We are all deeply saddened by this outcome.”

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