Woman dies while hiking in Mount Rainier National Park


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MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK, Wash. (AP) — A hiker has been killed in Washington state after being swept away by rushing river waters inside Mount Rainier National Park.

Park officials on Sunday said the woman was swept away Wednesday while attempting to cross the West Fork of the White River while hiking the Northern Loop Trail.

The News-Tribune reports that the Pierce County medical examiner identified the woman as 22-year-old Qing Yue, a Chinese national who was attending college in the United States.

Other hikers watched the woman get swept away but could not locate her.

A ground crew found her body Friday with assistance from a King County Sheriff's Office helicopter.

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