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November 16, 2014 at 2:45 PM

Body of missing Oregon climber recovered from Middle Sister

PORTLAND — Searchers say they have recovered the body of a climber who fell from a mountain this week. Benjamin Newkirk’s body was discovered Sunday, after a multi-day search complicated by extreme weather. The 39-year-old from Bend was on Middle Sister, a 10,052-foot volcanic peak in central Oregon’s Three Sisters Wilderness, with another climber Wednesday night…


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September 9, 2014 at 6:03 AM

Climber dies in fall on Liberty Bell Mountain

OKANOGAN  (AP) — A climber from Everett was killed in a rappelling accident in the North Cascades, according to the Okanogan Sheriff’s Office. Eric Anderson, 28, was climbing with his wife Saturday when one of his ropes came free while rappelling on Le Petit Cheval/Spontaneity Arête, according to Sheriff Frank Rogers. Anderson died from injuries suffered in…


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June 20, 2014 at 1:05 PM

Climber who fell near Mount Baker dies after head injury

The Associated Press BELLINGHAM — The Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office says a climber who suffered a severe head injury in a fall Thursday on Twin Sisters Mountain was dead when ground rescuers arrived. The Sheriff’s Office says weather prevented a helicopter from reaching the scene Thursday, and officials were still trying Friday to arrange for a helicopter…


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June 5, 2014 at 6:40 AM

Thursday Memo: 2 die in plane crash … Death with Dignity … Withholding facts on oil trains

National Weather Service forecast Fatal plane crash: We hope to have more today on the crash of a WWII-era plane that killed two men yesterday near Buckley. Mountain rescue: Likewise, we’re keeping tabs on the woman who fell and was injured while climbing Mount Stuart yesterday. Death with Dignity: More than 100…


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May 4, 2014 at 11:12 AM

Crews rescue injured climber near Leavenworth

LEAVENWORTH (AP) — Crews have rescued a 23-year-old Lynnwood man who fell while climbing west of Leavenworth. Chelan County Sheriff Brian Burnett says Jacob Smith was hoisted out of the Icicle Creek area early Sunday. A second aircraft was sent from Spokane to get him, after a Navy helicopter from Whidbey Island was pushed back by…


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August 13, 2013 at 12:41 PM

Polish military man found dead on Mount Hood

PORTLAND (AP) — Crews on Tuesday found the body of a Polish military man on Oregon’s Mount Hood, authorities said. The body of Sebastian Kinasiewicz was spotted from the air Tuesday by a National Guard helicopter. Sgt. Pete Hughes of the Hood River County sheriff’s office said it was too dangerous to recover the body because…


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July 29, 2013 at 12:51 PM

Climber seriously injured on Mount Stuart

The Wenatchee World LEAVENWORTH — A winch-capable helicopter from Snohomish County was expected to rescue an injured climber on Mount Stuart today. The man, whose name and hometown were not available, fell late Sunday night and may have broken both arms and legs, said John Wisemore, undersheriff for the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office. The man’s partner hiked out…


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June 26, 2013 at 7:49 AM

Family holds out hope for lost Mount Hood climber

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The family of a climber lost since Saturday on Mount Hood is holding out hope he’ll be found alive. The search continues for Kinley Adams, a 59-year-old dentist from Salem. But searchers were frustrated Monday and Tuesday by white-out conditions. They’re hoping for clearing weather. A National Guard helicopter is on standby. Adams’…


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June 24, 2013 at 12:18 PM

Search for Mount Hood climber resumes

PORTLAND (AP) — The search for an Oregon climber missing on Mount Hood resumed Monday amid poor visibility that limited the scope of the effort. Kinley Adams, a 59-year-old Salem dentist, was reported missing by family Saturday night, roughly six hours after his expected return from a climb on the west side of the mountain. The…


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