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Skier’s Body Recovered in Mt. Rainier National Park

Mt. Rainier. Photo: CNN

The body of a female skier who had been missing since May 19th was recovered on Saturday from the base of Moraine Falls at Mount Rainier National Park.

The unnamed woman was last heard from on May 18th, when she left to ski tour on Paradise Glacier.

According to the National Parks Service, the park’s contract helicopter conducted a reconnaissance flight and located an unresponsive person who appeared to have fallen approximately 200 feet to the base of a waterfall.

However, due to adverse weather, they were forced to wait until conditions could allow them to recover the skier. Following a period of favorable weather, rangers were able to recover the body using traditional crevasse rescue methods.

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