Climber found dead in snow cave on Mount Shasta
MOUNT SHASTA, Calif. – A climber who was stranded on California’s Mount Shasta has been found dead.
The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday rangers found the body of 26-year-old Thomas Bennett in a snow cave where his friend had left him. Bennett’s body is being airlifted off the mountain.
Rescuers had been prevented by stormy weather and poor visibility from conducting a search for several days.
Bennett’s climbing partner called 911 on Sunday to report Bennett had collapsed near the summit of the 14,000-foot mountain near the California-Oregon border.