Missing hiker found dead in Yosemite

Missing hiker Timothy Nolan was found deceased in the backcountry of Yosemite National Park earlier this week, park officials said.

After extensive searches by park rangers, utilizing ground teams, dog teams, and the park’s helicopter, visitors later spotted Nolan’s body in the afternoon of Sept. 15.

Nolan, 36, had a wilderness permit to backpack from Happy Isles to Tuolumne Meadows, with his hike scheduled to complete Sept. 9.

The investigation is ongoing, and no further details are available, officials said.

The park extended its condolences to Nolan’s family and friends.

Nolan’s death is the third reported within park boundaries this month.

On Sept. 1, the National Parks Service announced it found the body of James Michael Millet, Jr., who had been missing for three weeks. Millet, 39, had gone missing during a planned hike to Upper Yosemite Falls.

Then, on Sept. 6, 24-year-old graduate student Matthew Baldwin, studying at University of Nevada, Reno, was found deceased near the El Capitan Gully. He was last seen Aug. 25.