Russian Hiker Found Dead in Grand Teton Park
20-year-old went missing on Monday
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 23, 2014 6:36 AM CDT
File photo of a bison grazing in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming.   (AP Photo/Grand Teton National Park, Gary Pollock)

(Newser) – A Russian student who went missing in Wyoming's Grand Teton National Park has been found dead. The body of 20-year-old Aleksandr "Sasha" Sagiev was found in the park yesterday, after he went for a hike on Monday and never returned. Sagiev's body was discovered below a steep traverse, known as Cache Couloir, in Glacier Gulch, at an elevation of about 9,400 feet. Rescuers used a helicopter long-line to retrieve his body.

Sagiev, student from Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, was a seasonal employee at Dornan's Pizza & Pasta Restaurant, a shop near the park. About 60 searchers had been looking for him since he was last seen at work Sunday. Authorities say that when Sagiev was found, he had on the metallic blue "Sochi" jacket that he was last seen wearing, which helped in locating his body in the rocky terrain. There was no immediate word on the cause of death. An investigation is planned.

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Chuck Roast
Aug 24, 2014 6:27 PM CDT
Maybe the state is responsible for the person's death, no danger signs were posted. Sarcasm .......
Naked_Emperor
Aug 24, 2014 1:52 PM CDT
There was no immediate word on the cause of death.... Ahh, gravity?
Ezekiel 25:17
Aug 23, 2014 4:16 PM CDT
Be on the lookout for Boris Badenoff. So Sasha (name of my neighbor's female cat) had a "Sochi" jacket. Well we know that those were made in China. Worse than that was all of the flawed Russian engineering used at Sochi. You remember, the showers with the exposed electrical breakers on the walls. The yellow brackish water, the toilets all lined up next to each other barracks style, the bathroom doors that locked from the outside and trapped athletes. How about the rooms that resembled a gulag cell. Whole hotels that had completed outsides and not a single room usable inside.