NM team find hiker's body after chopper crash

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Santa Fe, N.M. (AP) - Searchers have found the body of a hiker who was in a state police helicopter that went down on a snowy Santa Fe mountain peak, but were still searching for the pilot.

Police Lt. Eric Garcia says Megumi Yamamoto, a University of New Mexico physics graduate student from Tokyo, was found dead by rescuers Thursday.

The chopper went down Tuesday night after it had just rescued the University of New Mexico student. The chopper carried the hiker, Pilot State Police Sgt. Andy Tingwall, and State Police Officer Wesley Cox, who managed to reach safety Wednesday.

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