Boulder filmmaker ID’d in fatal China avalanche |

Boulder filmmaker ID’d in fatal China avalanche

The Associated Press
Aspen, CO Colorado

DENVER – The body of an American mountain climber found dead in a remote part of southwest Chinas has been identified as Jonathan “Jonny” Copp of Boulder.

Copp’s relatives say the 35-year-old filmmaker was found Saturday on Mount Gongga, Li Zhixin. He appears to have died in an avalanche. The identification has not been confirmed by Chinese authorities.

Two other American climbers remain missing. Thirty-two-year-old Micah Dash of Boulder and 24-year-old Wade Johnson of Arden Hills, Minn., are also missing. The three men were last heard from May 20 at the base camp of Mount Edgar, which is 7,556 meters above sea level.

Copp family spokesman Robb Shurr says the search for the other two climbers continues.

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