discoverer dead

Helmut Simon, the German hiker who discovered an intact Bronze Age mummy in an Alps glacier, has been found dead in the Austrian Alps. His remains were found in a stream by a hunter, just as rescuers were planning to suspend their search, eight days after he went missing while on a hike.

The body of the 67-year-old was found on a peak called Gaiskarkogel, near a resort town south of Salzburg, Austria. Simon and his wife Erika found the mummy of the prehistoric man in 1991. Rescuers said Simon was probably hiking along an unmarked path when he plunged 100m to his death.