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August 14, 2013 at 9:47 AM

Lost Whatcom hiker died of dehydration, exposure

BELLINGHAM (AP) — A hiker whose body was found Saturday near Mount Baker died from dehydration, exposure and injuries from several falls.

The death of 51-year-old Brian Proctor of Concrete was an accident, according to the Whatcom County medical examiner.

The Bellingham Herald reports Proctor split with a hiking partner August 4 on a day hike. The other hiker made it out OK.

After nearly a week, searchers found Proctor’s body in the snow near the Lone Jack Mine, about 25 miles east of Glacier.

| More in General news | Topics: dehydration, hiker death, injuries


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