California firefighter found dead in wilderness after two-week search
Mike Herdman, 36, was on a camping trip with another off-duty colleague from the Arcadia Fire Department when he disappeared on June 13 while chasing his Labrador into the woods barefoot, wearing only a T-shirt and shorts.
"It was incredibly rough terrain," Dean said at a news conference.
A medical examiner identified Herdman's body through dental records and there were no indications his death had been caused by foul play, the sheriff said.
The other firefighter who was hiking with Herdman raised the alarm on June 15 after taking two days walking out of the forest following Herdman's disappearance near the Tar Creek Trail.
Last weekend, Herdman's dog, Duke, was rescued from the wilderness and reunited with the firefighter's family members.