BOISE -- Custer County authorities say a hiker who was reported missing in the Sawtooth Mountains on Saturday evening has been found dead.
The Custer County Sheriff's Office got a phone call from the Redfish Lake Lodge at 7:35 p.m. Saturday stating that a 55-year-old man who was dehydrated and fatigued had gotten separated from his hiking partner. The man was last seen on the trail to Saddleback Lakes.
A small search party including two sheriff's deputies, two Redfish employees, a Forest Service officer and others went to the inlet trailhead and searched at the man's last known location on Saturday evening. However, they could not continue the search due to darkness.
The search resumed the next morning. Members of the Sawtooth Search and Rescue, Custer County Search and Rescue, Idaho Mountain Search and Rescue, Blaine County Search and Rescue, Forest Service and Custer County Sheriff's Office were involved in the search.
The missing hiker was found deceased around 5:30 p.m. Sunday by the search party. His name has not been released until next of kin can be notified.