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Missing hiker's body found on Mt. Whitney

Alpine crags rise north of Mount Whitney, the tallest peak in the continental US at 14,494 feet, in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, which carry less snow than normal, on May 9, 2008 near Lone Pine, California.
Alpine crags rise north of Mount Whitney, the tallest peak in the continental US at 14,494 feet, in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, which carry less snow than normal, on May 9, 2008 near Lone Pine, California.
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Missing 75-year-old hiker Dawson Johnson's body has been found on Sequoia National Park's Mt. Whitney, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Johnson's body was spotted by helicopter on Mt. Whitney's norther slope before being delivered to the Tulare County coroner's office, according to the Times. Officials believe he fell in a steep area while hiking by himself.

The Texas resident was reported missing by his wife on Wednesday, according to the Times. This follows another hiker's body being found on Mt. Whitney in June, when John Likely, 60, apparently fell 50 feet.