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Missing Snowshoer Recovered Below Paradise

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Date: March 13, 2018
Contact: Patti Wold, 360-569-6563

The search for a missing snowshoer was suspended late this morning with the retrieval of a deceased male from 4,500’ in the Nisqually drainage below Paradise. The identification of the victim will be established by the Pierce County Medical Examiner. The snowshoer had been missing overnight after separating from his partner while descending from the Muir Snowfield.
Search efforts began at 7:00 pm on Monday, March 12, 2018, with a hasty search of the main routes between Paradise (5,400’) and Panorama Point (7,000’). No definitive clues were found prior to the teams’ return from the field at 9:30 pm.
Mountain Rescue Association teams from Everett, Seattle, Tacoma, and Olympic joined Mount Rainier National Park teams in today’s search efforts. The Washington State SAR Planning Unit worked with park command staff on incident planning. Northwest Helicopters and the military provided aviation resources. Thirty-two people were assigned to the incident.

Last updated: March 13, 2018

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