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Body of UCSD Student Discovered at the Bottom of A Deep Mud Cave Near Borrego Springs

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The body of a UCSD student who went missing during a hike with his family three weeks was finally discovered.

A private investigator lowered a camera 40 feet down into a mud cave near where Guillermo Pino, 25, was last seen, according to CBS Los Angeles. The camera captured an image of Pino's body 60 feet below the surface, where he was covered in debris all the way up to waist.

It appears that Pino fell into the crevice feet first. He either hit bottom or his shoulders were broad enough to keep him from falling even deeper. The cave was so unstable and dangerous that it was difficult to get his body out even after it had been discovered. Last night, mine rescuers were able to extract it, according to a local Fox affiliate.

Pino had been hiking with his family in the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park on April 8 when he went missing.