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July 21, 2013 at 1:12 PM

Portland man dies while climbing Mount Olympus

 The Associated Press

PORT ANGELES— A spokeswoman for Olympic National Park says a 28-year-old Portland man died after a fall while climbing near Mount Olympus’ summit Saturday.

Using a helicopter, park officials were able to get the body off the mountain by about 8 p.m.

Spokeswoman Barb Maynes says Richard Grey Liston of Portland, Ore., was climbing with a companion near the summit on the east face of the mountain when he fell in to an area of rocks and glacier.

The Peninsula Daily News reports other climbers in the area saw him fall. One of those climbers, a paramedic, reached the location where Liston had landed among rocks and glacier ice, and reported that he had died.

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