Mount Rainier: The body of one of three missing men has been found
The body of a man who went missing in Washington's Mount Rainier National Park last week has been found.

Mount Rainier: The body of one of three missing men has been found

Matthew Bunker was found dead Monday in a crevasse at the base of a cliff by search helicopters and climbing rangers, according to a news release from the National Park Service. He was reported missing on Liberty Ridge on Friday by a climbing partner, the release said.

The 28-year-old from Seattle had been skiing at the 10,400 foot elevation on the mountain when he fell on steep terrain, the release said. It is not clear what caused his fall.

Bunker, who spent five years in the military, went missing in an area where Six hikers were killed in 2014. Weather conditions and the broken surface of the Carbon Glacier delayed deployment of ground teams, the NPS said.

“We extend our deepest condolences to Matthew’s loved ones and friends,” said Tracy Swartout, deputy superintendent of Mount Rainier National Park. “It brings us a great degree of sorrow to be unable to bring him home to his family.”

Authorities are still searching for two other men who have gone missing on the mountain this month.

Vincent Djie was reported missing June 19 after last seen hiking the Van Trump Trail toward Mildred Point in the park.

Djie is a student from Indonesia living in Seattle, the NPS said. The agency said it is coordinating with rescue groups, Djie’s family, and the Indonesian Consulate in San Francisco on this search.

Talal Sabbagh, a Seattle hiker, was last seen hiking in the Paradise area of ​​the park on June 21, The NPS said. The NPS said it was coordinating with rescue groups and Sabbagh’s family on the search.

“Each and every person that goes missing on Mount Rainier is deeply involved. Our collective hearts ache with the families and loved ones of those who are still missing, who are seeking solace and answers during some of their most difficult days,” Swartout. said.