Experienced hiker found dead in Trinity County following five-day search

An experienced hiker was found dead Sunday off trail in the Trinity Alps following a five-day search.

A California Highway Patrol helicopter located the backpack of Daniel Komins, 34, between L Lake and Mirror Lake late Sunday morning. Ground teams recovered the backpack and confirmed it belonged to Komins, who was found dead soon afterward by Trinity County Sheriff’s officers.

“A preliminary investigation appears to indicate that Komins may have fallen in the steep and rocky terrain,” the Sheriff’s Office reported in a news release posted on Facebook on Sunday.



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