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Body of missing Fairfax hiker found on north side of Mount Whitney

Posted on Jun 21,2019
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FILE - In this July 4, 2018, file photo, provided by Chelly Dao, Ling Dao poses for a selfie at the Ashby Inn & Restaurant in Paris, Va. Authorities say the body of Ling Dao, a hiker from Virginia, was found on Mount Whitney after a three-day search in snowy and icy terrain of California's tallest peak. The Inyo County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement Wednesday, June 19, 2019, that an air search located the body of Dao on the north side of the 14,505-foot (4,421-meter) mountain in Sequoia National Park. (Ling Dao/Chelly Dao via AP)
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By The Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO -
Authorities say the body of a 41-year-old hiker from Virginia has been found on Mount Whitney after a three-day search in snowy and icy terrain of California’s tallest peak.

The Inyo County Sheriff’s Office says in a statement Wednesday that an air search located the body of Ling Dao, of Fairfax County, Virginia, on the north side of the 14,505-foot (4,421-meter) mountain in Sequoia National Park.

Dao had planned to climb Mount Whitney in a one-day solo hike on June 12 and was last seen at the summit that day.

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