A lacking hiker within the Los Angeles space has been discovered lifeless after two lengthy weeks.
The physique of Oscar Alejandro Hernandez, a 29-year-old from the Los Angeles space, was found on Thursday night time of final week in a distant space of Griffith Park within the southern California metropolis. He had reportedly been climbing within the park when he first went lacking, again in the midst of final month.
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Shockingly, Hernandez’s canine King, a golden retriever, was discovered mendacity by the person’s facet when officers and first responders first arrived on the scene. The canine had been climbing with Hernandez, and evidently waited by his facet for your complete two-week interval he’d been lacking — and, because it turned out, lifeless — ready the entire time for his proprietor to get up.
A really heartbreaking picture…
In keeping with a police report shared by the LAPD with NBC Los Angeles and KABC, Hernandez first went lacking round 2:30 p.m. native time on March 16. He was final seen by the merry-go-round at an outside space inside Griffith Park, per police.
Griffith Park is in style however massive. Hernandez’s physique was discovered “an honest hike up from the place he was final seen,” in keeping with the NBC LA report, which cited a firefighter for the knowledge. The Los Angeles Fireplace Division, park rangers, cops, and a few of Hernandez’s kinfolk all converged on the positioning the place the hiker was finally positioned on Thursday night time.
A reason for demise has not but been launched to the general public, and it’s not clear at this level how his physique was first found in that distant a part of the park. However, he was in such a treacherous space that police needed to contact the LA County Sheriff’s Division to deploy a Search and Rescue group helicopter to be able to take away Hernandez’s physique safely from the steep hillside. Now, an investigation is ongoing into the occasions main as much as his demise.
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Hernandez’s cousin confirmed to native TV information shops that King was discovered mendacity by the person’s facet when he was found. The canine was apparently drained and hungry upon being rescued. Poor good boy…
Footage from Visitors Information LA (beneath) confirmed the canine apparently wholesome and alert sitting behind a truck later in the identical night time when Hernandez was found:
Our hearts exit to Hernandez’s household, mates, and family members as they take care of the aftermath of his tragic, sudden demise, and to the candy pup who stayed the by way of the entire ordeal.
[Image via Traffic News LA/YouTube/NBC Los Angeles/Los Angeles Police Department]