A hiker found dead in Mexico disappeared while hiking in the mountains near Tepoztlan, an area about an hour south of Mexico city. Twenty-five-year-old Hari Simran Singh Khalsa was discovered dead after 150 searchers and three helicopters scoured the area.
In a related report by the Inquisitr, another set of hikers outran an avalanche while filming their escape on video.
The wife of the hiker found dead in Mexico is named Ad Purkh Kaur. She says her husband decided to go for a day hike in the mountains while carrying only a T-shirt, shorts, a liter of water, a handful of trail mix and a knife.
The last time she heard from him alive was when he sent out a selfie of himself on top of a mountain along with a message saying, “Looking down on you!” Two hours later he sent another text message.
“I accidentally summited another mountain,” he wrote. “Looks like I’ll be a little later coming back. Save me some lunch if you can.”
Kaur said her husband was an experienced hiker, but he had just begun doing backcountry hiking.
“He hasn’t done a lot of overnight hikes, or a lot of backcountry hikes,” she said according to the Times Argus. “He has gone on accidental overnight hikes before and had to come down the next day… He’s very adventurous and strong and smart and capable.”
Unfortunately, Carlos Mandujano, the civil defense coordinator for Morelos state, said Khalsa’s body was found close to where the picture was taken.
“He has been found, but unfortunately, dead,” Mandujano said. “We don’t know the cause of death yet; that will be determined by the autopsy.”
The family of the hiker found dead in Mexico released a statement that speculated that the cause of death was from a fall.
“He appears to have fallen while hiking and sustained a fatal injury to the head,” it said according to WSLS.
Hari Simran Singh Khalsa’s mother, Gurusurya Kaur Khalsa, told the New York Post, “(He) loved not just mountains, but high places and looking out.” She admits that her son “did occassionally get lost” on outings, “but he was confident and experienced and he wasn’t fearful. . . He loved being in the wilderness and wasn’t intimidated.”