2 bodies recovered on Mount Rainier glacier
Mount Rainier in Washington, in a 2004 file photo. / Jim Vallance/Stephanie Konfal,USGS
(AP) ASHFORD, Wash. - Rangers say two bodies recovered from a glacier at Mount Rainier are presumed to be among the four climbers who went missing in January.
The climbers vanished during nasty storms on the mountain, and one body that of 37-year-old Mark Vucich was discovered last month.
Mount Rainier National Park spokesman Kevin Bacher said a helicopter crew ferrying supplies to Camp Muir on Thursday spotted a body hanging over the edge of a large crevasse, buried in about 5 feet of snow.
Climbing rangers aided by a helicopter recovered the body of a woman from the crevasse Friday afternoon, and then uncovered a man's body from the snow nearby, at the 8,200-foot level.
They returned Saturday to search for the fourth body, and to investigate a snow-buried campsite in hopes of finding clues to what happened.
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