Body of missing Midlothian hiker found | News
MIDLOTHIAN, VA (WWBT)- The body of the missing Midlothian hiker has been found.
48-year-old Dan Olszewski went hiking Sunday morning in the Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota. He was reported missing by his employer on Monday.
According to park authorities, Olszewski's body was found off of the Maah Dah Hey Trail in the southwestern part of the park's South Unit. He was spotted by a helicopter crew from Minot Air Force Base. The body will be taken to the North Dakota State Medical Examiner for an autopsy.
Authorities said Olszewski was no novice. They say he was in good shape and an experienced hiker.
His co-worker of six years said the same thing. Tammy Jordan knew Olszewski to be an outdoorsman who was incredibly safe.
"He's very cautious," Jordan told NBC12. "He marks a map and leaves it in the vehicle in case he doesn't return. He did that in this case and that's been a big help."
A search party of about 40 people on foot and horseback covered off-trail areas in the South Unit west of the Little Missouri River in the Theodore Roosevelt Wilderness Area. A search dog team from South Dakota also helped in the effort.
The Highway Patrol and Minot Air Force Base used planes and a helicopter to help in the search.
The staff and volunteers of Theodore Roosevelt National Park and all of the other agencies that assisted with the search wish to express their condolences to the Olszewski family and their friends.
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