Experienced hiker likely fell to his death in northern Calif.

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  1. TAHAWK

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    The body of a hiker who vanished in Northern California last week was discovered Sunday and it is believed the cause of death stemmed from a slip on the rocky terrain in the Trinity Alps, a report said.


    Daniel Komins, 34, was known as an experienced hiker and was on a solo hike, The Sacramento Bee reported. His last communication with his girlfriend was on Aug.11, when he called to check in during the hike. Other hikers told authorities that they had contact with him and he was in good health on Monday.

    The experienced hiker likely fell to his death in Northern California

    A preliminary investigation revealed Komins — also an emergency medical technician — likely fell in the steep and rocky terrain, days after he vanished during an excursion in the Trinity Alps Mountain range, the sheriff’s office said.


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    Terrible...
     
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    A grim reminder for us solo packers- it can happen.................
     
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    Yikes. A sobering reminder.
     
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    Damn shame.
     
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    Very sad indeed.
     
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    Very sad indeed. Don’t get over-confident, folks, skree has no friends.
     
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    Gravity - causing about 25% of fatalities in two studies of death in the wilderness.
     
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    Sad story. He was on the trail crew about 15 years ago. Definitely no rookie at this point.
     
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    Anyone can slip and fall, no matter how experienced they are.
     
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    Oh no! Horrible news.
     
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