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Firefighter’s body found in California wilderness

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FILLMORE, Calif. — A California firefighter who disappeared two weeks ago after chasing after his dog during a backpacking trip was found dead Friday, authorities said. The body of Mike Herdman, 36, was found in a rugged cliff area about three-quarters of a mile and 1,200 feet above the river bottom where he was last seen June 13, Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean said. Herdman and a friend were backpacking in the Los Padres National ...

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