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Body of man swept over waterfall recovered

The body of a California man, who was swept over Camino Falls in the Sierra National Forest, has been identified as 37-year-old Daniel Stephen Greenlaw of Richmond.

Greenlaw, camp host at the Farm Meadow Campground, reportedly took a group of six vacationers to the West Fork Chiquito Creek area for a swim. While showing them how to slide down rocks to reach a swimming hole, he found himself further downstream than he intended. When he stood up, he lost his footing, fell back into the rushing water, and was swept over the 100-foot waterfall.

Search efforts began at around 11:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 10 when the party of seven was reported missing.

Madera County Search & Rescue located the vehicle shortly after 3 a.m., Sunday, Aug. 11 and found the remaining party roughly an hour later.

Greenlaw’s body was discovered at the bottom of the waterfall shortly before 6:30 a.m. and was hoisted out by aerial support.

The surviving hikers — a 56-year-old Illinois woman; three girls, ages, 19, 13 and 8; and a 44-year-old man and 43-year-old woman from England — say the accident happened sometime between 2 and 2:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 19, but they found themselves lost in the wilderness and were unable to locate their vehicle in order to find help.

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