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Tag: Christine Falls

Sep.
13th

Body of Florida man who fell near Mount Rainier’s Christine Falls recovered

The body of a man who fell Monday while taking pictures at Mount Rainier National Park was recovered this morning, a park spokesman confirmed.

Roger Alan Wagner, a 59-year-old man from Florida, slipped and fell about 40 feet into Van Trump Creek on Monday evening while visiting the park with his son, 31-year-old John Wagner.

Park spokesman Kevin Bacher said it was immediately evident Wagner did not survive the fall.

“He was submerged and not responding,” Bacher said.

Wagner fell about 7:15 p.m. and park officials were able to respond quickly to the scene, but by the time they arrived

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