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Climber dies in fall at Mount Rainier National Park

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MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK, Wash. (AP) — Rescue crews have recovered the body of a climber who suffered a fatal fall in Mount Rainier National Park over the weekend.

Park spokeswoman Fawn Bauer says he fell Sunday while descending one of two summits of Sluiskin Mountain, a 7,026-foot peak in the northern part of the park.

White-out conditions on Monday hindered efforts to find the climber, but searchers were able to go up in the park’s helicopter Tuesday morning. They worked with a ground team of two park rangers to retrieve the victim.

The climber’s body was being taken to the Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office. His identity was not immediately release.