Search continues for Mount Rainier snowshoer
Sunday, January 15, 2012
ASHFORD, Wash. (AP) -- The search continues for a snowshoer missing since Saturday on Mount Rainier.
The national park said rangers and volunteers waited for daylight Monday to resume looking for 66-year-old Yong Chun Kim of Tacoma. He became separated from a hiking club when he slid down a slope and said he would meet them farther down the trail. He was reported missing when he failed to meet the group back at Paradise.
Park spokeswoman Lee Taylor says 45 people and three dog teams took part in Sunday's search. Rangers heard from a backcountry camper who reported seeing snowshoe tracks on Saturday.
Kim is described as an experienced snowshoer, but he was not equipped to stay out overnight in the blizzard conditions on the mountain.