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YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) — A hiker who went missing in Yosemite National Park has been found dead at the bottom of a cliff, authorities said.

Rangers found the body of 73-year-old Kenneth Stensby of Edina, Minn., at the base of a cliff next to the park’s Vernal Fall, where he had apparently fallen after stopping to take a photo, park officials said.

Search crews had found his backpack on Sunday at the top of the waterfall. His camera was not in the pack.

His body was removed from the area around 1 p.m. Tuesday, a day after it was spotted from the air, according to park officials.

The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that Stensby was president and chief executive officer of United Properties, a Minneapolis-based real estate company, from 1974 until taking early retirement in January 1995.


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