Endurance athlete from Nevada found dead in Yosemite National Park

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YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — A Nevada man has been found dead in Yosemite National Park after failing to return from a weekend hike.

The National Park Service says the body of 61-year-old Fred Zalokar of Reno was found and recovered on Tuesday near the summit of Mount Clark. The Reno Gazette Journal reports that Zalokar was an accomplished endurance athlete.

Park officials say Zalokar was day hiking on July 17 to the summit of 11,522-foot Mount Clark using an off-trail route from Bunnell Point. He had planned to return to Yosemite Valley.

The park says the death is under investigation and no further information is available.

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