September 13, 2011 in News

Body recovered from Mount Rainier park

Associated Press

SEATTLE (AP) — A 59-year-old Ocala, Fla., man was taking pictures with his son on a cliff above waterfalls in Washington’s Mount Rainier National Park when he fell and died.

Park spokesman Kevin Bacher says rangers recovered Roger Alan Wagner’s body Tuesday morning.

Bacher says Wagner was on a cliff above Christine Falls around 7 p.m. Monday when he fell 40 feet into the water below. By the time rangers arrived at the scene, it was too dark to retrieve the body.

During the night, Wagner’s body was swept over the 69-foot double falls, coming to rest 100 yards downstream.

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