Body of second US climber found in China

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Beijing (AP) - A mountaineering group in southwestern China says rescuers have recovered the body of a second American climber.

A team of three U.S. mountaineers were buried by an avalanche is Sichuan province last week. The body of Jonathan Copp of Boulder, Colorado was found Saturday, and rescuers uncovered photographer Wade Johnson's body this morning.

Johnson was from Arden Hills, Minn., but was working for a boulder-based company that makes climbing and outdoor adventure films.

Micah Dash, also of Boulder, remains missing.

High winds and heavy snowfall and the potential for more avalanches have been hampering three search teams on Mount Gongga. The mountain attracts both tourists and mountaineers. Its summit is
24,790 feet above sea level.
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