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Body of snowshoer found on Washington mountain identified as 24-year-old Harlingen man

The body of a snowshoer found on a Washington mountain Tuesday has been identified as a man from Harlingen.

According to the Mount Rainier National Park, Kevin Kim, 24, of Harlingen went missing Monday after separating from his partner while descending the Muir Snowfield hiking trail.

The national park assigned 32 people for search efforts. On Tuesday morning, Kim's body was found at the 4,500-foot level in the Nisqually drainage below Paradise. An autopsy found Kim died as a result of multiple traumatic injuries sustained from a fall, according to the Pierce County Medical Examiner's Office in Tacoma, Washington.

Kim's presumed day of death was pronounced to be Monday.




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