Man missing from Pine Cove area
We received a warning call on Tuesday, August 1st, at 8:00 PM notifying us a possible up-coming search for Kenneth Fry, 38 years old, last seen in the Pine Cove area. On Thursday, August 3rd, at 3:28 PM we were called out to start the search. RMRU searched until 11:00 PM and then continued at 8:00 AM on Friday. The search was terminated at 1:00 PM on Saturday.
On Tuesday morning, a jogger running along a trail in the San Jacinto Mountains discovered Kenneth's body at the bottom of a steep embankment off McGovern Road less than a mile from Kenneth's home. There were no signs of trauma to the body and it was originally unclear what caused the death. Later, an autopsy determined that Kenneth died of a heart attack. He suffered from a cardiovascular disease that causes fatty deposits on the inner walls of the arteries.
A memorial service was held the following sunday at the Chapel in the Pines.
In addition to RMRU members, searchers consisted of: 6 canine teams, 2 Mounted Posse, Riverside Sheriff's helicopter, Mountain Community Patrol, and RACES.
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