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.