40-year-old Alan Stringer of Huntington Beach was reported missing Monday night when he did not return home after a hike, according to a message from the Inyo County Sheriff's Office. Investigators discovered his body Thursday on top of the Darwin Glacier, which is near the base of Darwin Mountain.
Stringer did not announce to anyone his tourist plans or potential itineraries, and authorities said he had recently purchased tourist equipment and had taken a mountaineering course. His vehicle was found shortly after midnight Tuesday morning, authorities said.
A forensic analysis of Stringer's cellphone revealed that he made one call on November 3 ̵
1; before his planned hike. During the search, Inyo search and rescue teams deployed a helicopter.