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Missing Duluth hiker found dead in Utah


The body of man from Duluth who went missing while hiking in Utah has been found, the Duluth News Tribune reports.

Robert Berquist, 66, was found dead about 2 a.m. Friday, a day after he was last seen leaving the Red Cliffs Lodge outside of Moab, Utah. Sheriff's officials reportedly became concerned when Berquist's vehicle was discovered late in the day Thursday.

Emergency personnel discovered Berquist 15 hours after he left the lodge, after they followed a trail of shoe prints and a water bottle leading to the hiker's body, the News Tribune says.

Officials say an autopsy on Berquist is pending.

Meanwhile, the search has resumed for a father and son from St. Louis Park who went missing in April.

MPR News says four firefighters from the Twin Cities area are heading to Colorado this week to search for Damian McManus, 51, and his 18-year-old son Evan.

The two men are presumed dead after they failed to return from a day hike in a remote park near Mount Evans, Colorado, about 35 miles southwest of Denver on April 2. Authorities say the McManus' car was found in the parking lot at the base of the mountain.

Initial rescue efforts were called off after about a week because of week snowy conditions and the rugged terrain. Another attempt to find them was made in early May, but turned up nothing.

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