Climber’s body recovered near Palisade Basin

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BISHOP, Calif. August 13, 2017 – Personnel from the Inyo County Search and Rescue Team located the remains of a climber yesterday near the base of Thunderbolt Peak, on the Inyo National Forest side of the border with Kings Canyon National Park. While confirmation is pending, the body is believed to be that of Thomas Fennessy, reported missing in the area on Thursday, August 10.

The Inyo County Sheriff’s Office and Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks have been conducting joint search operations since Thursday. California Highway Patrol aircraft from Victorville and Fresno regions also provided assistance. Due to the highly technical nature of the terrain, assistance in searching for the missing party was solicited from the local climbing community as well.

The Inyo County Sheriff’s Office and Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks would like offer their deepest condolences to the climber’s family and friends.

A further update will be released upon official confirmation of the deceased individual’s identity.

 

 

 

 

 

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One Response to Climber’s body recovered near Palisade Basin

  1. Sheryl Moore August 15, 2017 at 9:06 am #

    Thank you so much for your thoughts and condolences for my Brother-in-law, Thomas Fennessy. He was always driven to the highest places among the clouds. His Family as you know is grieving his loss, the loss of his strength, his courage, and the love he had for his wife, two sons, and his little grandson. His legacy will live on in them.

     

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