|Gregory Auriemma, an environmentalist from Ocean County, NJ was missing for weeks in the White Mountains .|
Frank Kummer reports for The Philadelphia Inquirer:
New Hampshire authorities said Friday that they were working to retrieve the body of Gregory Auriemma, chair of the Ocean County chapter of the Sierra Club, from a rugged, remote area of the White Mountains.
A friend of Auriemma’s disclosed that the avid hiker, 63, had been dealing with a cancer diagnosis, and set out on a trip in June into the wilderness to celebrate after getting some good news about his illness.
Auriemma’s body was found Thursday in woods off a trail in the White Mountains, according to the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department. But it took authorities more than a week to find him.
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