Authorities identify New Jersey man killed in Washington avalanche

Officials say Yun Park was among a group attempting to climb Colchuck Peak in Chelan County, Washington.

News 12 Staff

Feb 22, 2023, 11:48 AM

Updated 518 days ago

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Officials in Washington state have identified the New Jersey man who died in an avalanche on Feb. 19.
Yun Park, 66, of Palisades Park, was among three people who died while attempting to climb Colchuck Peak in Chelan County, Washington. The other victims were identified as 54-year-old Seong Cho, a Korean National living in West Hartford, Connecticut and 60-year-old Jeannie Lee of Bayside, Queens.
Officials say that the trio was part of a group attempting to climb the mountain. They say that the lead climber triggered an avalanche and that four of the climbers were swept down about 500 feet. Three of them died, but the fourth was able to hike back to base camp with injuries that were not life threatening.
The bodies of the victims remain on the mountain. Officials say that recovery efforts will be based on avalanche and weather conditions.


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