Authorities confirmed Thursday that the body found on Mount Hood in Oregon was a missing Arizona State University graduate student.Crews found David Yaghmourian’s body on Mount Hood in Oregon Thursday morning. Crews had been searching the area for Yaghmourian since he went missing on Monday.In a tweet on Thursday afternoon, the Clackamas County Sheriff said searchers had located the body at an elevation of 8,500 feet, and were working to bring the remains down the mountain.
UPDATE: Searchers have located the body of a deceased male at approximate 8,500’ elevation on Mt. Hood and are working to recover the body and bring it down the mountain. Positive identification is pending.
Our PIO is en route to our @timberlinelodge command post.— Clackamas Sheriff (@ClackCoSheriff) October 11, 2018
CCSO said David Yaghmourian was hiking the Timberline Trail with a friend when he injured his leg.Yaghmourian is from Phoenix and was working as a graduate assistant on the ASU Tempe campus, earning his master’s degree, according to family.Yaghmourian was on fall break last week on a multi-day hiking and camping trip on Mt. Hood with his friend, when they were returning to their lodge and split up.
Yaghmourian, 30, was hiking on Fall Break with a friend. The two separated just two miles from their final destination, but David never arrived at the lodge.
He is also a paid research assistant at ASU, and an older brother to two sisters. pic.twitter.com/CUkFy4XvA9— Zach Crenshaw ABC15 (@ZachCrenshaw) October 11, 2018
“I was at the point where I really needed to get back. I was feeling pretty bad. So I checked with David, he wanted to take an extra break,” said Hayden Kirschbaum, who continued on to the lodge.David never made it.When Hayden went back down the trail, he was gone, prompting a massive search and rescue operation that has been going on for the last several days.