Body of 60-year-old missing hiker recovered from Mount Adams

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YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Searchers have recovered the body a 60-year-old hiker who went missing on Mount Adams a few weeks ago.

Yakima County Coroner Jack Hawkins on Wednesday identified the hiker as Robert Burroughs of Stevenson. Hawkins says he died of head and body injuries after falling more than 2,000 feet.

Yakima County Sheriff’s Sgt. Randy Briscoe says rescuers located the body on the popular South Climb route at about 8,000 foot elevation on the volcano. It took rescue teams from several agencies six hours to bring him down the mountain Tuesday morning.

A skier found the body in a snow chute Sunday but weather conditions delayed recovery efforts.

The search for Burroughs began July 17 after authorities received a cellphone call from him. He reported being injured after getting disoriented in fog and falling down a slope. He reported a head injury and was unable to tell searchers where he was.

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