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Hiker Missing on Mt. Whitney

The 60-year-old man was last seen on Saturday.

by: Trent Knoss

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Search efforts continued Monday for a 60-year-old hiker missing on Mt. Whitney.

The Los Angeles Times reports that Inyo County search-and-rescue crews are combing the 14,505-ft. peak for John Likely of Dumont, N.J.  Likely was last seen on Saturday, when he became separated from his group while descending the mountain at a slower pace.  His hiking partners waited for him at Outpost Camp, where they planned to spend the night, but Likely never arrived.

A California Highway Patrol helicopter has been called in to assist in the search. 

Read more: Los Angeles Times



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