Body Of Missing Hiker Found Near Mt. Baldy

The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department says the body of a hiker missing since Wednesday has been found in the mountains east of Los Angeles.

Sheriff's spokeswoman Cindy Beavers says 46-year-old Robert Bruner's body was found by two hikers Sunday in the rugged terrain of Mount Baldy, about 45 miles east of Los Angeles.

He was wearing crampons and alpine gear and had apparently been trying to climb an in ice wall.

Bruner, of Chino, was found just west of a tributary called Falling Rock Canyon.

About 30 volunteers had been searching for Bruner but the search was hindered by high winds, which kept helicopters grounded.

An autopsy is pending, but Beavers says it appears Bruner sustained fatal injuries during a fall.

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