19-year-old hiker who disappeared in the mountains was found dead

The 19-year-old hiker who disappeared on Sunday in the Cauterets sector (Hautes-Pyrénées) was found dead on August 2, the gendarmes announced.

A 19-year-old hiker was found dead on August 2, near the ski resort of Cauterets (Hautes-Pyrénées), about fifty kilometers from Tarbes. His body was discovered by a shepherd.

The hiker had been missing since Sunday. According to law enforcement, he died of a fall. “The victim had multiple traumas following a major fall,” explained Gendarmerie Major David Sicilia.

The young man had gone hiking alone on the morning of July 31. He was supposed to return home the same evening after his walk, but he gave no sign of life and remained unreachable.

The alert was given the day of his disappearance. At first, the bad weather conditions made the search difficult, said the gendarmes.

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