Yong Chun Kim

  • Found Alive

About Yong Chun Kim's case

According to the National Park Service,

Yong Chun Kim, 66, was leading a snowshoe walk for a hiking group from Tacoma Saturday afternoon, January 14, 2012, when he slipped down a steep slope. He was unable to ascend back to the group and told them he would go around an meet them. His hiking companions returned to Paradise, and when Mr. Kim had not returned by 3:00, the National Park Service initiated a search, which continued on Sunday and Monday, ultimately involving more than 100 people.

Mr. Kim is an experienced snowshoer who has done many day trips at Mount Rainier. He was well equipped for day travel but did not have overnight gear or experience. The search took place in mountainous terrain at an elevation of 4,000-6,000 feet. The weather was wintery, with fresh snow each day, low temperatures in the teens, and high winds.

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Investigative Details

  • Foul Play Suspected: No
  • Suicide Suspected: No
  • Cause of Death: Not Applicable

Significant Dates

  • Reported Missing: Saturday, January 14, 2012 (13 years ago)
  • Date Found: Monday, January 16, 2012 (13 years ago)


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Administrative Details

Monday, January 8, 2024 (7 months ago)

Missing NPF Public Identification Number (MPID) 10343

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