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Body Recovered From Mount Hood Identified As Missing Climber's

AP | July 1, 2013 9:13 a.m.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Authorities have identified a body brought down from Mount Hood on Sunday as that of missing climber Kinley Adams of Salem.

Adams was a 59-year-old dentist and experienced climber who had been missing since June 22. It’s not yet known what went wrong on his climb. He was preparing for a climb in Nepal.

The Clackamas County medical examiner is to conduct an initial examination Monday. The sheriff’s office says results may not be available for a few days.

Oregon Army National Guard helicopter crews spotted the body Saturday at about 8,400 feet near the top of Sandy Glacier.

The sheriff’s office said a “very difficult and technical mission” on the part of search and rescue teams ended about 6 p.m. Sunday when the body was brought down.

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