Body of missing hiker found

MARQUETTE — At 11:35 a.m. today, the body of Aaron McGeorge was located by a Blackhawk Medivac helicopter crew from the Wisconsin Air National Guard.

The body was located on the east side of County Road 550 and north of Sugarloaf Mountain. This location was 200 yards northeast of where Aaron McGeorge’s truck was found.

Preliminary findings at the scene lead investigators to believe the victim succumb to injuries sustained in a fall from a rock bluff. The Marquette County Medical Examiner’s Office will investigate and determine the official cause and manner of death. No foul play is suspected and an autopsy is scheduled for Friday.

The search was aided by the Marquette County Sheriff’s Office, Marquette County Search and Rescue, the Alger County Sheriff’s Office K9 unit, the Michigan State Police K9 units, Air Force Rescue Coordination Center, the U.S. Coast Guard, the Wisconsin Air National Guard and Marquette Township EMS.


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