Search teams find body for 21-year-old missing hiker Joshua Coates near Bailey

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. - Search teams in Jefferson County have found the body of a hiker who was reported missing Wednesday afternoon.

Joshua Coates, 21, was last seen near Bailey at 4 p.m. Wednesday, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office. His body was found Thursday a short distance from his family's home.

The Sheriff's Office worked with Alpine Rescue, North Fork Fire, a Park County K-9 unit and the Lifeguard 1 helicopter Thursday during the search.

Thursday afternoon, the coroner's office responded to the scene. So far, there has been no determination about the cause or manner of death.


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