Search efforts immediately begin in the area of New York Mountain Peak, which is located on the northwest side of Caruthers Canyon. Due to conditions and terrain, the search was suspended at midnight and resumed at first light on February 16, 2013.
Members of the Colorado River Station Search and Rescue, with the assistance of Barstow Search and Rescue and National Park Service Rangers, continued to search the rugged terrain of New York Mountain Peak.
On Saturday, February 16th, at approximately 10:24 a.m., the Sheriff’s Department Aviation Division located the body of missing hiker, Darrick Rollin Danta, 58 years of age out of Northridge, Ca. near the summit of New York Mountain, at approximately 6800 feet. Sheriff’s aviation transported members of the Colorado River Station to the scene, where Danta’s body was recovered.
The cause of death is under investigation however, foul play does not appear to be a factor.