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Solo Hiker Dies In Apparent Fall At Grand Teton National Park


A California man who set out to hike to a backcountry lake in Grand Teton National Park was found dead Tuesday of an apparent fall off a cliff.

Will Cornyn, 36, of San Francisco, headed out late Sunday afternoon from the southeast shore of Jenny Lake to hike to Lake Solitude, a roughly 19-mile roundtrip hike from Jenny Lake. When he didn't return that night, his girlfriend reported him overdue at noon Monday. She told rangers that Cornyn had not planned to spent the night in the backcountry, and did not have the proper gear for overnighting in the mountains.

Rangers conducted a "hasty" search on Monday without success. On Tuesday searchers spotted the man's body about 2:30 p.m. above the mouth of Cascade Canyon near Jenny Lake. He had no pulse when he was found below a steep cliff band near Inspiration Point and was pronounced dead, a park release said. His body was turned over to the Teton County coroner about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.


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