Mount Rainier Park Official: Snowshoer Found Alive

Published January 16, 2012 10:54PM (EST)

ASHFORD, Wash. (AP) — A 66-year-old snowshoer missing on Mount Rainier since Saturday has been found alive.

Park spokeswoman Lee Taylor says Yong Chun Kim, of Tacoma, Wash., was alert and conscious when a team of three rescuers found him Monday afternoon. She says he was cold but otherwise in stable condition.

Rescuers are working to bring him out.

Kim was leading a group on a snowshoe hike on the mountain when he slid down a slope and became separated from his party. He radioed to the group twice to say he was OK. But when he failed to meet up with them in the parking lot, a search was launched.

By Salon Staff

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