A missing 61-year-old was found deceased.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation confirmed a dead hiker was found by forest rangers in this week's DEC Forest Rangers Week In Review report

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Natty Bumppo's Cave, Cooperstown, NY
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On Aug. 23 at 10:30 a.m., Forest Ranger Cooley overheard radio traffic about a missing hiker. The Otsego County Sheriff's Department was conducting the search.

Officers were told by the hiker's coworkers that the 61-year-old's car had been in the parking lot since August 20.

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The 61-year-old man was hiking Natty Bumppo's Cave in the Cooperstown area.

Deceased Hiker Found Near Natty Bumppo's Cave In Cooperstown, New York area

Natty Bumppo's Cave, Cooperstown, NY
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Forest Ranger Cooley and Sheriff's Deputies searched the trail to the caves and continued to the bottom of the cliffs.

At one point a Otsego County Sheriff's Office deputy called the missing hiker's phone and heard it ringing.

Around noon, Forest Ranger Cooley spotted a blue object in the woods, which turned out to be the deceased hiker, according to the DEC.

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The 61-year-old's name and cause of death haven't been released. The hiker was taken to a nearby coroner.

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