Hiker’s Body Found One Day After He Was Reported Missing in Angeles National Forest

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The body of a missing hiker who was believed to have fallen off a cliff was discovered Tuesday near Little Jimmy Campground in the Angeles National Forest.

Rescuers searched for the unidentified hiker for several hours on Monday without success, according to Lt. Elisabeth Sachs with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Steve Goldsworthy with the Montrose Search & Rescue Team carries an ice axe as he helps search for the missing hiker. (Credit: LASD)

Steve Goldsworthy with the Montrose Search & Rescue Team carries an ice axe as he helps search for the missing hiker. (Credit: LASD)

A fellow hiker reported finding “some personal items near an ice chute just off PCT trail near Little Jimmy,” according to a post on the Montrose Search and Rescue’s Facebook page.

In the past two weeks, the same area had been the site of several ice rescues, the post stated.

When rescuers renewed their search on Tuesday, they eventually found the hiker at Mile Marker 66 on Angeles Crest Highway, Sachs said.

The man was airlifted directly to the coroner’s office.

No other information regarding his identity was released.