Body of Missing Climber Found

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

HOOD RIVER, Ore. (AP) - Another day of searching on Mount Hood has ended following a heartbreaking discovery.

Teams looking for three missing climbers found a body after searching a second snow cave near the summit of the Oregon mountain.

The body has not yet been identified. It remains on the mountain, according to authorities who corrected earlier reports that a helicopter had flown it to Hood River.

The body was found in a snow cave -- but not the one that was
searched earlier Sunday.

The second cave was located in the same area as the first snow cave, which yielded a sleeping bag, ice axes and rope.

Captain Mike Braibish of the Oregon National Guard says rescuers
will review the information gathered today before making tomorrow's
plans.

He says they "remain hopeful" about the other two climbers.


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