Snowshoer killed in Mount Rainier storm identified as 37-year-old Puyallup man

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The body of a missing snowshoer was found Monday on Mount Rainier. (Photo: Seattle Mountain Rescue)

TACOMA (AP) — The Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office says it has confirmed the identity of a snowshoer killed in a severe storm on Mount Rainier over the weekend.

The man was identified Tuesday as 37-year-old Louis Landry of Puyallup.

Park officials say Landry was heading up to spend Saturday night at Camp Muir, a stone shelter more than 10,000 feet up the 14,410-foot volcano, when the snowstorm forced him to turn back.

Two other people took him into their tent and snow cave at Panorama Point, at 6,800 feet, but the three of them abandoned the camp when one of the walls collapsed. They descended together toward the visitor center at Paradise, but Landry became separated from the others.

Search teams found his body Monday.

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