Search suspended for climbers lost on Mount McKinley
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) ” The National Park Service says it’s suspending the search for two Japanese climbers missing on Mount McKinley.
The agency has been using aircraft to look for 27-year-old Tatsuro Yamada and 24-year-old Yuto Inoue on the mountain’s Cassin Ridge.
The active search was suspended Thursday morning when search managers determined that further air operations were unlikely to find the men.
The agency says mountaineering rangers will continue to try to determine their whereabouts through digital imagery collected during the past week.
The men were expected to return from a climb of the Cassin Ridge on May 22.
Planning for the search began a day later but aircraft could not fly until Saturday.
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