A three-day search for a California hiker ended when he was found dead on top of a glacier in Sequoia and Kings National Park. Alan Stringer, 40, of Huntington Beach, was reported missing Monday evening when he didn’t return home after a hike. Investigators found his body Thursday at the top of the Darwin Glacier, which is near the base of Mount Darwin. Stringer had just recently bought hiking equipment and took mountaineering course, and did not tell anyone his hiking plans or potential routes. His vehicle was found shortly after midnight Tuesday morning, authorities said.
The Sequoia and Kings National Park is conducting the investigation and the recovery of his body, according to the sheriff’s office.