Body found on Mount Baldy, feared to be missing Venice hiker

Posted By: Zeke Piestrup on December 9, 2010 9:22 pm

According to ModernHiker.com via The Press Telegram, a body was found near Mount Baldy yesterday.  It is feared the body is that of 49-year-old Michelle Yu.  The Venice resident had not been heard from since Saturday.  An excerpt is below.

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The body was found at about the 7900′ elevation mark in the icy Fish Fork drainage area northwest of Mount Baldy, which is extremely steep and rugged. Rescue crews spotted the body and confirmed it was deceased on Wednesday, but the terrain was too difficult for the crews to remove the body. It should be retrieved sometime today.

(to read the full Press Telegram article click here)

A body believed to be that of a 49-year-old Venice woman was removed today from a steep, rugged, ice-covered area in the Fish Fork drainage northwest of Mount Baldy’s summit on the Los Angeles County side of the mountain.

 

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