Body found in Mount Rainier National Park

Missing Hiker
Talal Sabbagh (Courtesy of Mount Rainier NPS)

ASHFORD, Wash. (AP) — A body found in Mount Rainier National Park is believed to be a hiker who went missing in June, park officials said.

KOMO reports the man’s body was found Monday in an off-trail drainage near Paradise, and is believed to be that of Talal Sabbagh. The 27-year-old had planned to hike around Paradise on June 21 but never returned.

The Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office will make the final official identification of the body, which has been recovered by park rangers.

Park rangers are continuing to search for a second missing hiker, Vincent Djie, 25, who vanished around June 19 while hiking near Longmire.