Lowndes HS Alum Found Dead In Yellowstone Park

| July 18, 2013

Lowndes ext 5A Lowndes High School alum and former Valdosta resident has been found dead after hiking alone in Yellowstone National Park. Officials say 23-year old Austin Parker was hiking Electric Peak Tuesday afternoon when he was reported missing by a friend.

That night, search crews combed the area of Yellowstone with dogs and helicopters, but found no trace of the 23-year old. Crews finally spotted him Thursday after a helicopter crew spotted his backpack. Officials have not yet said how Parker died.

He left the area and moved to Montana in June.

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