UPDATE: Climber Vanishes Near Mount Rainier Summit - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

UPDATE: Climber Vanishes Near Mount Rainier Summit; Search Continues

SEATTLE, Wash. - Climbing crews and helicopters continued to comb Mount Rainier Saturday in their efforts to find a 57-year-old climber missing since Thursday. Mount Rainier National Park spokeswoman Lee Taylor says the 30-member search crew for Eric Lewis of Duvall, Wash., started scouring the mountain at 7:30 a.m. Saturday.

Two helicopters, one from Fort Lewis and another from a private company, are searching as well, scouring areas not covered in Friday's search. Lewis and two climbing partners were ascending near the 14,000-foot level Thursday afternoon in low visibility with Lewis last on the rope line. When the first two climbers stopped to rest, they discovered Lewis had unclipped from the rope and was nowhere to be seen.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

 

Previous Coverage:

ASHFORD, Wash. (AP) - A National Parks spokeswoman says a search is under way for a 57-year-old climber who vanished near the Mount Rainier summit.

Mount Rainier National Park spokeswoman Lee Taylor says Eric Lewis of Duvall, Wash., was ascending with two other partners when they stopped to rest and regroup. When they pulled the rope, they
discovered Lewis had unclipped and was nowhere to be seen. The group was almost at the 14,000-foot level of the mountain.

The climbing partners searched the nearby area, but could not find him. Searchers located Lewis' backpack and shovel at 13,600 feet and a snow cave at 13,800 feet.

Incident Commander Glenn Kessler says two helicopters from Fort Lewis are assisting the search as well dozen skilled climbers.

The weather is overcast with heavy cloud layer.
    

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Violent Spokane drug trafficker gets 30 years in prison

    Violent Spokane drug trafficker gets 30 years in prison

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 12:00 AM EDT2017-05-24 04:00:27 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A 32-year-old Spokane man was sentenced to 30 years in prison Tuesday, after he pleaded guilty to drug trafficking charges, firearms offenses and threatening witnesses. The United States Attorney's Office reported Tuesday that Aren Lee Perryman, aka Filthy, pleaded guilty to Trafficking in Methamphetamine and Heroin; Possessing and Using Firearms in Connection with Drug Trafficking; and Intimidating and Threatening witnesses.

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A 32-year-old Spokane man was sentenced to 30 years in prison Tuesday, after he pleaded guilty to drug trafficking charges, firearms offenses and threatening witnesses. The United States Attorney's Office reported Tuesday that Aren Lee Perryman, aka Filthy, pleaded guilty to Trafficking in Methamphetamine and Heroin; Possessing and Using Firearms in Connection with Drug Trafficking; and Intimidating and Threatening witnesses.

    >>
  • Woman lost in Montana wilderness tells miraculous story of survival

    Woman lost in Montana wilderness tells miraculous story of survival

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 8:56 PM EDT2017-05-24 00:56:55 GMT

    By David Winter ABC Fox Montana/KTMF A Chicago woman visiting family in Montana captivated the nation for nearly a week as she was lost in the woods. Then miraculously, found alive and well with her dog, Mogie. Now Madeline Connelly, her family and members of the search crew are sharing their stories from Maddie's seven days alone in the woods.

    >>

    By David Winter ABC Fox Montana/KTMF A Chicago woman visiting family in Montana captivated the nation for nearly a week as she was lost in the woods. Then miraculously, found alive and well with her dog, Mogie. Now Madeline Connelly, her family and members of the search crew are sharing their stories from Maddie's seven days alone in the woods.

    >>
  • Man drowns in Moyie River running from Border Patrol agents

    Man drowns in Moyie River running from Border Patrol agents

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 11:36 PM EDT2017-05-24 03:36:48 GMT

    BOUNDARY COUNTY, Idaho - The Boundary County Sheriff's Office reports that deputies and emergency crews responded to Eastport to assist the United States Border Patrol on Monday. A man had reportedly gone into the Moyie River. He was unresponsive when he was pulled from the water by Border Patrol Agents.

    >>

    BOUNDARY COUNTY, Idaho - The Boundary County Sheriff's Office reports that deputies and emergency crews responded to Eastport to assist the United States Border Patrol on Monday. A man had reportedly gone into the Moyie River. He was unresponsive when he was pulled from the water by Border Patrol Agents.

    >>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/