- Associated Press - Monday, August 14, 2017

NACHES, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say the body of a 56-year-old hiker from Yakima missing since Saturday has been found by a search and rescue helicopter crew north of Naches, Washington on Mount Clemans.

The Yakima County Sheriff’s Office says a U.S. Army helicopter with members of a mountain rescue crew located the man Monday morning at the base of a small cliff.

The sheriff’s office says the man’s wife reported him missing Saturday evening, saying he left home early that day to do a five-hour hike he had done regularly.

The sheriff’s office says crews and volunteers searched into the night Saturday without success and that a helicopter couldn’t search because of storms until Monday.

The sheriff’s office says initial observations indicate that the man somehow slipped and landed head first on rocks.


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