Body of hiker recovered near Vesper Peak

Body of hiker recovered near Vesper Peak
The roof of a police patrol car at night, with the blue and red lights flashing. (kali9)

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. — A Snohomish County search and rescue crew recovered the body of a 29-year-old man who died while hiking near Vesper Peak.

On Saturday night, deputies said a woman called to report her boyfriend was overdue from a solo day hike and was expected to return at 8 p.m.

A search and rescue team responded to locate the hiker.

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On Sunday, the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office’s helicopter, SnoHawk10, flew to Vesper Peak to search for the man.

At about 1 p.m., the helicopter crew located the man’s body in a moving creek.

The medical examiner will determine the cause and manner of his death.