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Body of missing hiker found in Angeles Forest

Joe Le, 21, disappeared near Shoemaker Canyon in the Angeles National Forest on Friday, April 1, 2011. Authorities say Le was swept away in the strong current while crossing the San Gabriel River.

April 4, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
A body found in the Angeles National Forest has been positively identified as that of missing Anaheim resident, 20-year-old Joe Le.

Search officials said Le was swept away while trying to cross the east fork of the San Gabriel River. The rushing water was swollen by melting snow.

Le was reported missing Friday. His body was found Sunday afternoon in the Coyote Flats area.

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