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Body of Mercer Island teen who disappeared on pass recovered

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LEAVENWORTH, Wash. — A mountain rescue team has recovered the body of a 19-year-old Mercer Island man who disappeared into a crevasse on Aasgard Pass on June 4.

The Chelan County Sheriff’s Office says the team and a sheriff’s deputy recovered the body of Benjamin Gore at about 11:30 a.m. Sunday.

His body was turned over to the Chelan County Coroner’s Office. His family has been notified.

Gore was glissading, or sliding, down the pass when he vanished into a hole that was deep beneath the snowpack.

Officials say initial attempts to locate Gore were not successful because of the snow depth and fast-running water.

Aasgard Pass, at more than 7,800 feet (2,377 meters) in elevation, is a popular route from Colchuck Lake into The Enchantments.