Snowshoer missing on Mount Rainier since Saturday



ASHFORD, Wash. (AP) — National park rangers and volunteers plan to resume the search at daylight for a snowshoer who’s been missing since Saturday on Washington state’s Mount Rainier.

Sixty-six-year-old Yong Chun Kim, of Tacoma, 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.

A park spokeswoman 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.