1 dead, 1 rescued on Mount Rainier near Camp Muir

MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK, Wash. (AP) — Officials say one person was rescued and another was found dead at Mount Rainier National Park. Park spokesman Kevin Bacher says rangers and rescue volunteers rescued a hiker in distress Wednesday afternoon on the Muir Snowfield. Bacher says the hiker’s companion was found dead and his body was recovered Thursday. Authorities received a call at 10 a.m. Wednesday from a woman who said she and her hiking partner, Alex Fitzgerald, were lost in inclement weather at about 9,300 feet (305 meters) after spending the night at Camp Muir in a tent. A response team was sent to help but the woman said Fitzgerald became increasingly disoriented and finally unresponsive.