Carson-Tahoe Hospital is mourning the death of one of its own doctors after he went missing during a weekend camping trip in California.
60-year-old Gary Dankworth left friends Saturday afternoon to climb the 13,855-foot Norman Clyde Peak in John Muir Wilderness in Inyo National Forest.
When Dr. Dankworth failed to return Sunday morning, his friends hiked out and called for help.
The Inyo Sheriff's Office tells Channel 2 a body was found Wednesday night, but could not confirm if it was Dr. Dankworth.
Thursday morning, Carson Tahoe Health's President and CEO Ed Epperson released this statement to the media:
"The Carson Tahoe family is saddened by the news of Dr. Dankworth's death. The past several days have been difficult and we, like the rest of the community, have been hoping for the best. We are a small, close knit community and tragedies within our medical staff affect us all. Our hearts and prayers go out to his family and we will do all we can to support them during this very sad time."