Searchers looking for Mt. Hood climber spot body

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Associated Press

Posted on June 29, 2013 at 6:30 PM

Updated Saturday, Jun 29 at 6:33 PM

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Authorities searching for a climber who has been missing on Mount Hood since last weekend say they have spotted a body near the top of a glacier.

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office says in a statement Saturday that Oregon Army National Guard Blackhawk helicopter crews made the discovery at an altitude of about 8,400 feet.

The sheriff's office says officials believe there's a high probability that the body belongs to Kinley Adams, a 59-year-old Salem dentist who failed to return June 22 from a climb on the west side of Oregon's tallest mountain.

Rescue crews say the terrain is extremely difficult. They say they are unable to reach the body on Saturday.

Recovery teams will begin to try to reach the body early Sunday morning.

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