UK man’s body found in Death Valley

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe Inyo County Sheriff’s Dispatch received notification on Sunday at approximately 7:00AM that remains had been discovered in a remote wash below Manly Beacon, west of Zabriskie Point in Death Valley.  The reporting party was part of an unrelated two-person hiking group.

Due to the remote area, California Highway Patrol helicopter H-82 out of Apple Valley was utilized to insert an Inyo County Sheriff’s Deputy, and also provided transportation of the body.

The remains have been identified as David Legeno, a 50-year old United Kingdom man.  It appears that Legeno died of heat related issues, but the Inyo County Coroner will determine the final cause of death.   There are no signs of foul play.

 

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Mr. Pickles
Mr. Pickles
8 years ago

The Euros want to go to the hottest places on earth and cook and egg on the sidewalk, take a picture next to a thermometer or a selfie. They under estimate the dangers of the extreme heat just like underestimate the slippery rock above Yosemite’s waterfalls.

Ken Warner
Ken Warner
8 years ago

Something missed in this article:

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/dave-legeno-harry-potter-dies-717977

Harry Potter actor Dave Legeno has died while hiking in Death Valley.
The 50-year-old British actor played the werewolf Fenrir Greyback in Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, and in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows Parts 1 and 2.

Damien
Damien
8 years ago

RIP Dave, great actor, played the part of Jack Whomes in Bonded By Blood brilliantly, you will be sadly missed by a lot of people mate

Norm Olson
Norm Olson
8 years ago

It is when they have the time off from work. Whole companies shut down for a month and everybody goes “on holiday” at the same time. You go when you can.

Trouble
Trouble
8 years ago

Rick, I think it’s more about having something to do on their way to Vegas. It’s got a cool name??

Tinner
Tinner
8 years ago

There are no deserts in the UK…or good mexican food.

Desert Tortoise
Desert Tortoise
8 years ago
Reply to  Tinner

Two things. One is the heat. There is nothing remotely like that anywhere in Europe. Going in April doesn’t give you the full Death Valley experience. They want to be able to say they felt the burn when they go home to their dreary wet homeland. Second, is the emptiness.… Read more »

Rick O'Brien
Rick O'Brien
8 years ago

I’ll never understand what the deadly fascination that European’s have with DEATH Valley. Why don’t they visit in the SPRING, or in WINTER ?