Skier Missing After Falling Through Snow Bridge on Mt. Rainier, WA on 3rd of July

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14,411′ Mt. Rainier, WA.

A 30-year-old male skier is missing after falling through a snow bridge over Pebble Creek on the Muir Snowfield on the south side of 14,411′ Mt. Rainier, WA on July 3rd, 2017, according to the AP.

The Washington man was reportedly skiing from Camp Muir (10,000′) to Paradise (5,600′) when he disappeared into the snow melt swollen Pebble Creek.

His ski partner used an avalanche probe to search for his missing friend for 2 hours without success.  He then skied down to the Paradise ranger station to report the accident, according to the National Park Service.

An organized search was launched on Monday night.  An aerial search was performed on Tuesday.  No sign of the missing skier has been found.

More people die below Camp Muir (10,000′) than above it on Mt. Rainier.

 


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