A Washington resident who went missing on Monday while descending Mount Rainier fell through a snow bridge and now search and rescue personnel are trying to locate the 30 year-old skier reports The Seattle Times.
The victim was skiing down from Camp Muir (10,188′) to Paradise (5,400′) with a partner at the time of the accident. The other skier did not witness the victim fall. After realizing he was nowhere to be found, the partner in question used an avalanche probe and beacon to try to locate his lost friend. Those attempts proved unsuccessful and the partner eventually traveled down to Paradise, where he reported the incident.
So far search and rescue efforts have come up all zero’s but climbing rangers and search and rescue personnel are continuing to scour the mountain for the missing man. In the meantime, the victim’s friends and family will just have to wait and hope this story ends with a miracle, not a fatality.
Find the entire Seattle Times article here: Skier missing after apparent fall through a snow bridge on Mount Rainier