Climber dead on Mount McKinley, 1 rescued - KMOV.com

Climber dead on Mount McKinley, 1 rescued

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- The National Park Service says one of two climbers who were the targets of a rescue attempt on North America's tallest mountain has been found dead.  

A second climber on the same guided expedition suffered a broken leg but has been rescued from Mount McKinley, about 180 miles north of Anchorage. 

National Park Service spokeswoman Maureen McLaughlin did not immediately identify the climbers.  

Rescuers battled winds gusting to 70 mph on Thursday.  

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