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Sheriff’s Office Confirms Andrews’ Death

Sonora, CA — Deputy Paul Tualla of the Tuolumne County Sheriff´s Office has confirmed that the body of Christopher Andrews was discovered at approximately 2pm Monday in the area of Iceland Lake.

The 42 year old Burlingame resident was hiking by himself in the Emigrant Wilderness Friday when the California Office of Emergency Services contacted the Sheriff´s Office regarding a personal locating beacon that was emitting a 911 signal in the area of Iceland Lake.

The Search and Rescue team from the Calaveras County Sheriff´s Department along with dog teams and an Intermountain Helicopter joined the Tuolumne County Sheriff Office´s Search and Rescue Team.

Due to the technical terrain crews had to rappel into the area to make access to the body. Cause of Andrews´ death has yet to be determined.

Written by Bill Johnson