Rescuers recover body of Wash. hiker

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LEAVENWORTH, Wash. (AP) -- Rescuers have recovered the body of a 21-year-old Eatonville woman who fell down a snow face on Aasgard Pass southwest of Leavenworth.

Chelan County Sheriff's Sgt. Mike Harris told the Wenatchee World on Monday that the woman's body was flown out of the area by a Whidbey Island Naval Airbase helicopter late Sunday.

The woman was hiking with her boyfriend and two other companions when she slid down a snow face and disappeared over an edge into an opening about 5 feet wide. Rescuers were called Sunday morning.

Aasgard Pass is located in the Cascade Mountains. It is one of two routes to the Enchantment Lakes in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness.

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Information from: The Wenatchee World, http://www.wenatcheeworld.com