By George Avalos | [email protected] | Bay Area News GroupPUBLISHED: August 18, 2019 at 6:38 pm | UPDATED: August 18, 2019 at 8:36 pm WEAVERVILLE — Trinity County searchers found the body of a missing hiker who may have fallen to his death in a rocky stretch of the rugged Trinity Alps, emergency crews said Sunday. Daniel Komins, 34, a resident of the Humboldt County town of Blue Lake, was found dead on Sunday in a mountainous stretch of the Trinity Alps, the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office stated Sunday evening. “A preliminary investigation appears to indicate that Komins may have fallen in the steep and rocky terrain,” according to a web post by Trinity County Sheriff’s Department. Komins was described as an experienced hiker. Search and rescue teams became alerted to the potential whereabouts of Komins after a California Highway Patrol helicopter spotted a backpack from the air. The backpack was soon determined to belong to Komins. Searchers who were already in the area fanned out and located Komins after the backpack had been spotted. The searchers determined that Komins was deceased. The backpack was found off the local hiking trail, in an area between L Lake and Mirror Lake…. Read full this story
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