Park official: Snowshoer rescued, in good shape
Monday, January 16, 2012
SEATTLE (AP) -- A National Park Service spokeswoman says a 66-year-old snowshoer who was found alive on Mount Rainier after three days has been rescued.
Spokeswoman Lee Taylor said it took nine hours to bring Yong Chun Kim out of the backcountry. She says he's on his way to a hospital late Monday but appears to be in good shape.
Kim is an experienced hiker who was equipped for a day trip but didn't have overnight gear. He became separated from a group he was leading on the mountain, about 100 miles south of Seattle.
Kim was reported missing Saturday after he failed to meet up with the group. Taylor says he was found earlier Monday but weather prevented a helicopter rescue.