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Body of missing doctor recovered in California

Posted: August 4, 2012 6:00 a.m.
Updated: August 4, 2012 6:00 a.m.

BIG PINE, Calif. (AP) — The body of a Nevada doctor who vanished during a day hike has been found in the rugged Palisades section of Kings Canyon National Park, authorities said Friday.

The body of Gary Dankworth of Carson City, Nev., was found late Wednesday on the south face of Norman Clyde Peak, the Inyo County Sheriff's Department reported.

The cause of death was not immediately known. The Fresno County coroner's office said an autopsy would be conducted.

Dankworth, 60, was an experienced hiker who left friends Saturday afternoon at a Finger Lake campsite in the John Muir Wilderness of Inyo National Forest.

He planned to climb Norman Clyde Peak in the Sierra Nevada range and return by nightfall.

His friends reported him missing on Sunday morning.

Forty people searched for Dankworth on the ground and by helicopter.

A family friend, Diane Pepka, told the Nevada Appeal newspaper that Dankworth was a wonderful doctor who loved his wife and family and had great moral values.


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