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Body of climber found on Mount Hood

December 18 2006 at 10:47 PM
Ken Akerman  (Login KenAkerman)

Response to Snow, wind frustrate search for search for climbers on Mount Hood


MOUNT HOOD - Searchers found a waterlogged cell phone on the body of a climber located Sunday afternoon in a snow cave, as well as identification suggesting the body is that of Texan Kelly James, 48, the Hood River County sheriff told The Oregonian this morning.

The phone was found in the climber's pocket. Searchers found a wallet on the body and recovered identification that "suggested" it was James, said Sheriff Joe Wampler.

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