Hiker found on Mount Rainier dies

ASHFORD — A New York man rescued on Mount Rainier Tuesday has been pronounced dead at a local hospital.

National Park spokeswoman Patti Wold said 54-year-old Brian Grobois, of New Rochelle, N.Y., was unconscious and severely hypothermic when he was found by a ground team Tuesday. He was flown to Madigan Army Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Grobois had failed to return from a day hike Sunday out of the Paradise parking lot and was reported overdue Monday by his family.

Wold says he was spotted from a helicopter late Monday but it couldn’t land then because of the terrain and fast-approaching darkness.

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