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Missing Climber's Body Found on Mt. Rainier

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Mt. Rainier, WA - The body of Jeff Graves was finally retrieved Tuesday night after it was spotted in the afternoon around 3:00 by a helicopter.  Rescues teams got to the body at Eagle Peak around 4:00, and positively identified it as Graves.

The discovery of his body brings a sad ending to a three day intense search, that involved 60 individuals, including 20 ground teams and a helicopter.  Rescuers say it appears that Graves was one his way down from Eagle Peak, left the trail, and fell 200 feet. 

It's worth noting that graves was on a day hike in the summer, so this differs from the climbers that went missing earlier this winter on Mount Hood.  Graves was 47 years old, and he leaves behind a wife and a 7 year old son.