Body Believed to Be That of Missing Climber Found

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Thomas Fennessy (Credit: National Park Service)

FRESNO (AP) — The Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks announced a body believed to be that of a missing High Sierra climber has been recovered.

The Fresno Bee reports rescue personnel found the remains of a climber Saturday near the base of Thunderbolt Peak, on the Inyo National Forest side of the border with Kings Canyon National Park.

Confirmation of the identity of the body is pending, but the Park Service says the body is believed to be that of Thomas Fennessy, who was last seen Wednesday at Sam Mack Meadow in Inyo National Forest.

Fennessy’s goal was to complete the Thunderbolt Peak to Mount Sill Traverse, which is the border between Inyo National Forest and Kings Canyon National Park.

Fennessy was reported missing Thursday, after he failed to return.

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