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Hiker dies in Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier
Mount Rainier
Associated Press

MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK, Wash. – A hiker has been killed in Mount Rainier National Park after being swept away by the swift waters of the West Fork of the White River.

Park officials on Sunday said the woman was swept away Wednesday while attempting to cross the river while hiking the Northern Loop Trail.

The News-Tribune reports that the Pierce County medical examiner identified the woman as 22-year-old Qing Yue, a Chinese national who was attending college in the United States.

Other hikers watched the woman get swept away but could not locate her.

A ground crew found her body Friday with assistance from a King County Sheriff’s Office helicopter.

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