BISHOP, Calif. (WR) — A member of a Nevada search and rescure crew fell to his loss of life whereas climbing a mountain in California’s Sierra Nevada, authorities mentioned Tuesday.
Paul Sheykhzadeh, 52, of Reno was climbing Mount Humphreys on Sunday when he fell off of enormous boulders alongside the western slope of the almost 14,000-foot (4,267-meter)-high peak, the Fresno County Sheriff’s Workplace mentioned.
“A person with a special climbing group witnessed the autumn and was capable of scale the granite slope and decide the person was deceased,” the Sheriff’s Workplace mentioned in a Fb put up.
A Fresno County sheriff’s helicopter later noticed the person’s physique. On Monday, a California Air Nationwide Guard helicopter flew seven sheriff’s search and rescue members to the mountaintop they usually rappelled 370 ft (113 meters) all the way down to get better Sheykhzadeh’s physique, authorities mentioned.
Sheykhzadeh was a doctor and a volunteer search and rescue member for the Washoe County Sheriff’s Workplace in Nevada, the Fresno County Sheriff’s Workplace mentioned.
“In honor of Sheykhzadeh’s service to Washoe County Search and Rescue, our crew took an American flag with them and draped it over the sufferer on the restoration website,” the Fresno County Sheriff’s Workplace put up mentioned.
Mount Humphreys sits on the border between Fresno and Inyo counties and above the Japanese Sierra neighborhood of Bishop. The height is a difficult climb with no straightforward technique to the summit.
Though the least troublesome route will not be thought of particularly difficult, climbers typically use a rope for security on uncovered sections the place a fall can be lethal.
Sheykhzadeh’s loss of life is no less than the second on the mountain this yr. The physique of Ray Warburton, an skilled climber and skier, was present in June after he apparently fell whereas descending in a steep snow chute, the Inyo County Sheriff’s Workplace mentioned.