A 73-year-old Missouri man who was reported missing Friday was found dead in Horseshoe Canyon Saturday morning.
Wayne County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Kassidee Brown said the man, who was hiking alone, last made telephone contact with a friend on July 12. He had planned a long hiking trip with various stops including Horseshoe Canyon and was supposed to be out of the canyon on July 28. Family and friends told officials that he planned to "play it by ear," Brown said.
Search and rescue officials on Friday found the man's vehicle parked at the canyon's trailhead. With the help of a Department of Public Safety Helicopter, searchers found the man's body just before noon on Saturday.