- Associated Press - Monday, August 1, 2016

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - Yakima County authorities say hikers have found a body on Mount Adams believed to be that of a 60-year-old missing hiker.

Yakima County Sheriff’s Sgt. Randy Briscoe says the person’s identity has not been confirmed, but rescuers believe it is Robert Burroughs, of Stevenson. Hikers located the body Sunday.

Briscoe says rescuers won’t be able to recover the body until Tuesday because of conditions on the 12,280-foot volcano.

The Yakima Herald-Republic says (https://goo.gl/p4ZMv1 ) the search for Burroughs began July 17 after authorities received a cellphone call from him. He reported being injured after getting disoriented in fog and falling down a 1,000-foot slope. Searchers said he reported a head injury and was unable to tell them where he was.

Previous searches for him were hampered by bad weather that limited visibility and dumped snow, sleet and rain on the mountain.

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Information from: Yakima Herald-Republic, https://www.yakimaherald.com

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