Monday, June 9, 2008
Strange story out of Desolation Wilderness, near Lake Tahoe. On Thursday, June 5, 2 backpackers were reported overdue near Emerald Bay, part of Lake Tahoe. Search and Rescue teams went out on foot and helicopter. They found their campsite about a mile south of Eagle Lake, not far from Emerald Bay. When they searched the campsite they found the body of one of the men, Anthony Hylton, 70 of Lincoln, CA. The backpacks of the two men were found in camp. After searching for another day, they came across the body of his friend, Jerome Bernard Smith, 78. He was near the shore of Eagle Lake. He had possibly fallen while trying to hike out to get help. It's unclear what caused the death of Hylton. News reports cite "Natural Causes".
Posted by quake at 4:47 PM