According to the Mono County Sheriff's Department, two search and rescue operations involving a helicopter rescue occurred over the weekend.
"On the morning of Saturday, Aug. 17, at approximately 10 a.m., Mono County Sheriffâ€™s dispatch received a call regarding a fallen climber with potential arm and leg injuries in the Minarets." according to a news release from the sheriff's department.
Dr. Rick Johnson, Public Health Officer for Inyo County, said that a local resident of Inyo County has been hospitalized with a clinical picture that is highly suspect of being caused by hantavirus cardiopulmonary syndrome (HCPS). Particularly during these summer months, hantavirus needs to be considered in anyone with a serious â€śinfluenza-like illnessâ€ť, which includes fever, body and muscle aches, headache, cough, or respiratory difficulty.
Sacramento County authorities confirmed Monday the death of a 43-year-old Mammoth Lakes man, whose body was found in the Sacramento River on Saturday.
Details as to the cause of death of Lloyd Cearley were withheld as of Monday morning, pending notification of his father, according to a Sacramento County coronor's office spokeswoman.
Cearley, who was suffering from thyroid cancer at the time of his death, was in Sacramento County to see a doctor, according to a Facebook post from his sister, Nicole Cearley Van Alstine.