LEAVENWORTH, Wash. (AP) — Authorities have recovered the body of a hiker who fell over the edge of a waterfall hole in early June while sliding down Aasgard Pass in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness.
The Chelan County Sheriff’s Office says a rescue team located the body of 24-year-old Qi He under the snowpack during a pre-planned search for him July 2. His family has been notified.
He was a Chinese citizen who was a student and intern in the Seattle area.
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.
Previous searches for him were unsuccessful because of the hard snowpack.