FRESNO COUNTY, California (KSEE/KGPE) – The body of a man who died while climbing Mount Humphreys has been identified as a 52-year-old doctor and volunteer rescuer from Reno.
According to the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office, Paul Sheykhzadeh fell off large boulders along the Fresno County side of the mountain on Sunday. Another hiker who witnessed the fall was able to determine that the victim had died.
Fresno County Sheriff’s Office worked with the California Air National Guard to recover Sheykhzadeh’s body on Monday.
Paul Sheykhzadeh worked as a doctor and volunteered as a member of the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office search and rescue team.
In honor of his service, rescuers draped an American flag over the victim at the recovery site.