Body of injured hiker recovered


The man reportedly separated from his family the evening before he was found.

Guam – What started out as a night of crab hunting has ended in tragedy.

The Guam Fire Department responded to an initial report of an injured hiker in Ipan, Talafofo on the cliff side across from First beach.

GFD rescue units a rescue mission that then turned into a recovery effort. GFD recovered the body of a man in his 50s.

GFD Spokesman Kevin Reilly says the family reported that the victim was crab hunting Thursday night before getting separated from his family. Several family members returned early Friday morning to search and found him unconscious and unresponsive.

Medical Examiner Dr. Aurelio Espinola says he will be conducting an autopsy on the victim on Monday.

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Jolene Toves
Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.