LEAVENWORTH, Wash. (AP) — Authorities have identified a hiker who vanished over the edge of a waterfall hole while sliding down Aasgard Pass in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness.
The Chelan County Sheriff’s Office has identified him as 24-year-old Qi He.
KOMO-TV reports (http://goo.gl/mshGYJ) he was a Chinese citizen who was a student and intern in the Seattle area.
Sheriff Brian Burnett says several people were glissading down the snow June 5 when He, who was in front, plunged over the edge and into the rushing water below.
The water flows back underneath the snow, and there was no sign of him.
A Navy crew searched by air with thermographic imaging, without success. Ground crews searched the waterfall hole but stopped due to hazardous conditions. Crews believe he was swept downstream. The search has been suspended.