Body of Wyoming hiker recovered from Alaska Range
FAIRBANKS, Alaska — Rescuers have recovered the body of a Wyoming man who apparently died of hypothermia in the Alaska Range after losing his way.
Steven Lynch, 54, of Cody, Wyo., was wearing a cotton sweat shirt, jeans and a light rain jacket when he spent the night in chilly temperatures and rain over the weekend. Troopers and U.S. Air Force personnel recovered his body Tuesday afternoon about 50 miles southeast of Fairbanks.
“He probably just planned to go out for a few hours from the camp,” said Alaska State Trooper Michael Potter. “He was wearing all cotton, which is the worst fabric for cold, wet weather. … The weather just got the best of him.”
This story appeared in The Daily Herald on page D4.