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Body of boxing promoter Bob Arum's son, John, found in Washington's North Cascades National Park

September 7, 2010 | 11:27 am

Boxing promoter Bob Arum, whose 49-year-old son, John, was found deceased on the north slope of Storm King Mountain in Washington's North Cascades National Park.

Over the Labor Day weekend, veteran boxing promoter Bob Arum received news that the body of his 49-year-old son, John, had been found. John, reported missing Aug. 30, was found dead Friday on the north slope of Storm King Mountain in Washington's North Cascades National Park.

John was reported missing after failing to return from a planned solo climb of the peak on Aug. 28.

Park rangers were conducting an aerial search late Friday afternoon when they located John's body. Previous flights had been made in this area, but recent snow melt made it possible to locate the missing hiker about 300 feet below where a waist-style day pack belonging to him had been found Thursday.

National Park Rescue personnel are in the process of evaluating recovery options, which are complicated by the area's steep and unstable terrain.

John, a Seattle-based environmental attorney, was an experienced hiker who was attempting to climb the 100 highest summits in Washington, with only 18 remaining to reach his goal.

-- Kelly Burgess
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Photo: Boxing promoter Bob Arum. Credit: Mark J. Terrill / Associated Press
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