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  • An endurance athlete was found dead in Yosemite National Park on Tuesday.
  • The body of Fred Zalokar, 61, was discovered near the summit of Mount Clark.
  • Zalokar went missing the previous weekend after failing to return from a hike at Yosemite.

An endurance athlete was found deceased in Yosemite National Park on Tuesday.

The body of Fred Zalokar, a 61-year-old from Nevada, was discovered near the summit of Mount Clark, according to a post by the park.


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Zalokar went missing the previous weekend after failing to return from a hike at Yosemite. Zalokar, an endurance athlete who enjoyed running, climbing, and hiking, had set out on July 17 to hike an off-trail route from Happy Isles to the summit of Mount Clark.

“This incident remains under investigation,” the park said. “No additional information is available. Our condolences to his family and friends.”


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Published on Jul 22, 2021