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Cover Story: The City Drags Feet After Camelback Hiker Disappears

The three-day disappearance of Eric Fernandes, a Seattle hiker who died on Camelback Mountain in May, attracted national attention — and second-guessing. Fernandes could have done more to avoid a bad situation from the beginning, to be sure. But the quality of the search for him also was criticized —...
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The three-day disappearance of Eric Fernandes, a Seattle hiker who died on Camelback Mountain in May, attracted national attention — and second-guessing.

Fernandes could have done more to avoid a bad situation from the beginning, to be sure. But the quality of the search for him also was criticized — first by the missing hiker’s father, who became frustrated over the city’s frequent breaks in the search as it was going on, then by volunteer hikers and members of nonprofit search-and-rescue groups, who claim the city should have done more. Click here to read the entire story about the disappearance of Eric Fernandes.

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