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August 9, 2014 at 8:09 PM

Human remains found near crater rim of Mount St. Helens

Authorities have found human remains near the top of Mount St. Helens.

The Skamania County Sheriff’s Office said the remains were found Saturday afternoon and are consistent with a Japanese man, 27-year-old Yosuke Onishi, who had been missing since November.

Onishi had planned to summit the mountain on November 27 but never returned. The sheriff’s office said the remains were located just below the crater rim, west of the normal southern climbing route.

Undersheriff Dave Cox said searchers had previously flown over the area several times, but they assume that snow had kept the body from view.

“We chose this weekend to do a final search because of the excellent weather forecast and the receding snow levels,” Cox said in a statement.

The Clark County Medical Examiner will work to identify the remains next week.

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