Body of missing hiker found on Deer Mountain

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — Rescue crews have found the body of a missing Ketchikan man who disappeared during a hike on Deer Mountain in southeast Alaska last year.

The Ketchikan Volunteer Rescue Squad found 22-year-old Justin Nathan’s remains on Sunday.

Crews had spent days looking for Nathan in November 2015 after a friend who had been hiking with him reported that Nathan had trouble descending the mountain. Searchers had been unable to locate the man in the heavy snow and poor weather conditions.

The body will be sent to the state Medical Examiner’s Office for examination.

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