Rangers recover body at base of Rainier cliff

LONGMIRE — A park official says rangers have recovered a body from the base of a cliff at Mount Rainier National Park.

Spokeswoman Patti Wold said the rangers began searching Monday morning after investigating a vehicle that had been parked for several at Ricksecker Point on the south side of the park. The rangers found identification in the vehicle and linked it to a missing persons report.

The rangers located the body after searching on the ground and by helicopter. Wold says injuries to the body are consistent with a fall from great height.

A helicopter crew took the body to the Lewis County Coroner.

The coroner’s office had not released an identity by Tuesday afternoon.

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