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Searchers find body believed to be missing hiker in Cascades

July 2, 2019

NORTH BEND, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say searchers looking for a missing hiker in the Cascades have located the body of a man, and it’s believed to be the hiker.

KOMO reports the missing hiker, 56-year-old Aumaraswami “Kumar” Rao, was last seen at about 6:30 a.m. Sunday on the Denny Creek Trail near Keekwulee Falls. He had a camera and tripod with him.

Rao was supposed to return by noon Sunday. But when he didn’t return by 4 p.m. his family went to the trail, found his car and reported him missing.

A search was launched, but it was called off as dark descended with no sign of Rao.

The search resumed Monday morning and the body was located late Monday night.

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