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Search and Rescue Finds Body of Missing Hiker on Snoqualmie Pass

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SNOQUALMIE PASS, Wash. - The King County sheriff's office says a search and rescue team has found the body of a hiker who died in an avalanche last month at Granite Mountain.

Deputies say the team went up Snoqualmie Pass early Wednesday morning because melting snow lessened the avalanche dangers, and made it easier to find the body.  

Deputies say 61-year-old Mitch Hungate died in one of the two avalanches on April 13th. He had previously worked as a dentist in Renton.

Search and rescue crews suspended their searches due to bad weather the night of the avalanches. That day they did find the body of 55-year-old Joy Yu, who died in the avalanche on Red Mountain, near the Alpental ski area. She was a naturopathic physician who practiced in Bellevue.

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