A day after hearing someone shout for help on a Southern California mountain trail, authorities recovered the body.
Robert Carey Jr.’s family reported that Robert had not returned to San Gorgonio Mountain, San Bernardino National Forest.
Relatives said Carey, 33, was an experienced hiker but had not hiked the peak before, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.
The helicopter crew arrived and found an unresponsive man at a waterfall’s base. Due to darkness, Saturday night’s rescue operation was delayed.
Carey’s remains were found on Sunday morning.
Investigators determined Carey, of Calimesa, fell around 80 feet (24 meters) and succumbed to his injuries, according to the sheriff’s department.
Carey’s family thanked rescue personnel, sheriff’s officials said.