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Two Bodies Recovered From Paradise Glacier

Mount Rainier National Park

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During a routine resupply flight to Camp Muir last Thursday, a body was spotted on the edge of a large crevasse at the 8,200 feet elevation near the top of the Paradise Glacier. The body, which was recovered the next day, has been identified by the county medical examiner as that of Michelle Trojanowski, a hiker who disappeared during a series of storms in mid-January. The body of her hiking partner, Mark Vucich, was recovered on the Muir Snowfield less than a mile away on August 6th. On Friday, a third body was found just a few feet from Trojanowski. It was determined to be that of Sork “Eric” Yang, one member of a two-person climbing team that disappeared at the same time in January. Sill missing is Yang’s partner, Seol Hee Jin of South Korea.  On Saturday, under ideal weather conditions, searchers scoured the mountainside for further evidence, using snow probes, shovels, a helicopter, a search dog, metal detectors and a RECCO transceiver, but found nothing. Efforts have been scaled back to a continuous



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