A two-week search for Michael Herdman came to a close last Friday when officials found his body in the Sepse Wilderness, near Fillmore.
Herdman and his dog, Duke, had been backpacking with fellow firefighter, Taylor Byars, in the rugged terrain.
The 36-year-old reportedly ran off barefoot to chase after Duke, wearing only board shorts and a t-shirt.
Byars searched for Herdman for nearly two days before he made his way out of the wilderness and reported his friend missing.
Crews spent days searching on the ground and by air for any signs of Herdman and his dog.
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