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Fatality in Stevens Canyon in Mount Rainier National Park

July 27 2004 at 7:32 PM
roger  (Login dipper)
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Searchers have spotted the body of a missing kayaker from the Portland area in Mount Rainier National Park, officials said.


Now, rangers are working to recover the body from the remote location in the river near Sylvia Falls.


The man, whose name has not been released, was reported overdue Monday by his wife. She said he left Portland on Saturday with plans to hike and kayak on some trails and rivers on Mount Rainier, according to park spokeswoman Lee Taylor.


The man's pickup truck was found Monday, with his kayak and bike missing.


His red kayak was found later that day, on a sandbar in Stevens Canyon near Sylvia Falls.


Taylor said searchers also found the kayaker's paddle nearby.


Teams zeroed in on that area and Tuesday morning, rangers found the body in the river near where the man's kayak and paddle turned up.

http://www.kgw.com/news-local/stories/kgw_072704_news_dead_kayaker.1b6a0354.html

 
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