UPDATE: Missing Yosemite hiker found dead

Fred Zalokar went missing July 17, 2021 at Yosemite during a day hike.
Fred Zalokar went missing July 17, 2021 at Yosemite during a day hike. Photo credit Yosemite National Park

A 61-year-old ultramarathon runner from Nevada was found dead after going for a hike at Yosemite National Park.

Fred Zalokar chose to hike on an off-trail route from Happy Isles at the eastern end of Yosemite Valley to the summit of Mount Clark, a 11,522-foot mountain, last Saturday.

An official search commenced Sunday when he did not return to Yosemite Valley as he had planned.

Zalokar's body was found and recovered Tuesday near Mount Clark's summit, according to a statement from the National Park Service. The National Park Service added in the statement that the "incident remains under investigation."

"No additional information is available," the service said. Our condolences to his family and friends."