December 2, 2023
San Diego County
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A volunteer search group in search of a 27-year-old man who went lacking final week whereas swimming in a pure pool at a preferred climbing spot in Descanso discovered a submerged physique Monday.

Divers made the invention shortly earlier than 1:30 p.m. in a pool beneath Three Sisters Falls, within the space the place the lacking hiker had final been seen, in line with the San Diego County Sheriff’s Division.

The county Medical Examiner’s Workplace took custody of the physique for identification and post-mortem functions, sheriff’s Lt. William Amavisca mentioned.

The person went lacking at round 5 p.m. Friday. Searchers, together with personnel in a sheriff’s helicopter, scoured the world over the following three days in hopes of discovering him alive.

In the course of the effort, authorities closed the waterfall space and adjoining trails. The world has been reopened, Amavisca mentioned.

Authorities advise hikers to train excessive warning when visiting the scenic space, which has been the positioning of many critical accidents, together with a girl’s deadly fall from a footpath alongside the waterfalls on June 8.

“This path is extraordinarily strenuous, and it’s not for novices,” Amavisca mentioned.