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July 1, 2013 at 9:38 AM

Body from Mount Hood identified as climber’s

PORTLAND (AP) — Authorities have identified a body brought down from Mount Hood as that of a missing climber who was preparing for a climb in Nepal.

Kinley Adams, of Salem, was a 59-year-old dentist and experienced climber who had been missing since June 22. It’s not yet known what went wrong on his climb.

The Clackamas County medical examiner is to conduct an initial examination Monday. The sheriff’s office says results may not be available for a few days.

Oregon Army National Guard helicopter crews spotted the body Saturday at about 8,400 feet near the top of Sandy Glacier.

The sheriff’s office says a “very difficult and technical mission” on the part of search and rescue teams ended about 6 p.m. Sunday when the body was brought down.

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