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Rangers investigate death of cook at Mount Rainier National Park

Post by Jeff Mayor / The News Tribune on June 29, 2011 at 2:45 pm |
June 29, 2011 2:45 pm

Rangers at Mount Rainier National Park continue to investigate the death Sunday of a cook at Paradise Inn.

According to Chuck Young, chief rangers, rangers were setn to the Glacier Dorm at Paradise to investigate a report of a concession employee who’d been found unresponsive in his dorm room.

Concession and park emergency medical personnel determined that he was not breathing and did not have a pulse and immediately began CPR.

Although an air ambulance was called, it was turned back before arriving when the park’s medical control determined that the man had died., Young said.

The 47-year-old man, whose name has not been released, worked as a supervisory cook at the inn for Guest Services, Inc. He had cardiac medications prescribed for him.

There were no obvious signs that anyone else was involved in this death or that it was a suicide, Young said.

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