Missing Nimitz sailor found dead in Olympic National Forest

A sailor from the USS Nimitz who went missing after leaving for a day hike in the Olympic National Forest has been found dead after a weeklong search.


The Kitsap Sun reports Nuclear Electrician's Mate Second Class Jeremiah Adams was reported missing May 7 when he didn't show up for work. The 24-year-old was last heard from on May 4, before he left for a day hike.


Authorities believe Adams was following a primitive trail when he fell over the edge.


Clallam County Chief Criminal Deputy Brian King said Adams' body was found 300 feet (91 meters) below the trail in a ravine after a group of hikers reported glimpsing something that looked like clothing on Saturday.


Authorities believe Adams died as a result of the fall. No foul play is suspected.




Information from: Kitsap Sun, http://www.kitsapsun.com/

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