A lacking man from Texas died after he fell while hiking California’s Mount Whitney, in accordance to authorities.
Saulo Sifuentes Escalante, 36, of Conroe arrived on April 15 to hike Mount Whitney and was reported lacking after he failed to return, the Inyo County Sheriff’s Office mentioned in a information launch.
Search and rescue groups searched the realm on April 19 however weren’t ready to discover Escalante, police mentioned. On April 20, Kings Canyon officers obtained a search warrant to overview mobile phone information and located a doable location.
Using a helicopter, officers mentioned they discovered Escalante lifeless south of the Whitney path about 11,600 ft up the mountain “in a steep, snowy, north facing chute.”
Escalante apparently had been climbing the chute and slipped and fell, police mentioned.
Rescuers used a steep snow climb to recuperate the physique that afternoon, in accordance to authorities.