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Missing skier found dead at Mount Rainier in early June officially identified

Missing skier found dead at Mount Rainier in early June officially identified

Missing skier found dead at Mount Rainier in early June officially identified

A missing skier who was found dead in Mount Rainier National Park has been identified.

Karen Jackmin, 38, of University Place, died of multiple blunt force injuries on May 18. Her manner of death is being ruled an accident, according to the Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Jackmin’s body was recovered on June 8. She was last heard from on May 18 before going on a ski tour above the Paradise area of ​​the park. Park rangers initiated a search the next day because she was scheduled to return, according to a park news release.

“A ground team of two rangers searched Deadhorse Creek Basin, Panorama Face and Alta Vista, looking for tracks across the Nisqually drainage,” the release said. “A team of two climbers from Camp Muir looked over the Nisqually and Paradise glaciers and searched the Muir snowfield to Pebble Creek and Panorama Point. A team of two volunteers conducted a visual search of the Nisqually drainage.”

The park’s helicopter located an unresponsive person who appeared to have fallen about 200 feet to the base of Pebble Creek Moraine Falls. The rangers recovered Jackmin’s body in a period of favorable weather.

A memorial service for Jackmin was held at Tacoma Evangelical Reformed Church on June 15, according to the church’s website.