Missing snowshoer’s body found | SummitDaily.com

Missing snowshoer’s body found

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.” Searchers said Wednesday they found the body of a snowshoer who disappeared on a family outing nearly five months ago.

A Mesa County Search and Rescue helicopter crew spotted Daniel Walker, 54, on Tuesday and ground crews were retrieving the body Wednesday, sheriff’s spokeswoman Susan McBurney said.

Walker, his wife and their daughter got lost on an outing on the 10,500-foot-high Grand Mesa in western Colorado on Jan. 9. He left them and their family dog in an attempt to find help.

Rescuers found his wife, Deborah, and 18-year-old Camille Walker two days later after they spent one night huddled under a tree and the next night in a snow cave they had dug out.

The search for Daniel Walker was called off days later, with overnight temperatures falling below zero with wind chills as low as minus-19 on the mesa.

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