OLYMPIA, Wash. - Two men died in separate incidents Saturday at Olympic National Park, authorities said.
At about 7:45 a.m., the park’s dispatch office received a report that a climber on Mount Olympus had fallen and appeared to be seriously injured. Shortly after, staff received a report of that other climbers, including a paramedic, found the climber and confirmed he was dead.
Witnesses in another climbing group said they saw the man fall. He was on the east face of the summit and climbing with a companion when he fell.
Authorities identified the man as 28-year-old Richard Grey Liston of Portland.
Park rangers recovered Liston’s body late Saturday afternoon.
The second incident happened Saturday night when 53-year-old Phillip Ramirez of Renton died from an apparent heart attack while fishing on the beach at Kalaloch.
Park rangers responded and performed CPR on Ramirez, but he was pronounced dead at the scene at about 7:30 p.m.