- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 11, 2017

MOUNT BALDY, Calif. (AP) - Searchers believe they’ve found the body of a 78-year-old man who vanished while climbing Mount Baldy northeast of Los Angeles.

Seuk “Sam” Kim of Culver City had hiked to the top of the 10,000-foot peak more than 700 times before he went missing last Friday. His car was found near a trailhead on Sunday.

San Bernardino County authorities say the body was spotted on the north side of the mountain shortly after 2 p.m. Tuesday and they believe it’s Kim’s.

It rained on the mountain over the weekend and temperatures dropped to the 30s at night.

But sheriff’s officials say Kim was an experienced hiker who carried food, water and appropriate clothing.

The cause of his death hasn’t been determined.

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