Missing Everest climber’s body found; Australian’s retrieved
FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2015, file photo, Mt. Everest is seen from the way to Kalapatthar in Nepal. An Indian climber has died while being helped down Mount Everest, just a couple of days after a Dutch and an Australian died near the peak. Two other Indian climbers are missing, and experts say some of the tragedy may have been avoidable. (AP Photo/Tashi Sherpa, File)

KATHMANDU, Nepal: An expedition organizer says climbers have found the body of one of two Indians who went missing several days earlier on Everest, while a helicopter has brought back the body of an Australian woman who died on the mountain.

Wangchu Sherpa of the Trekking Camp Nepal agency says the body of Paresh Chandra Nath was discovered Friday near the 8,850-meter (29,035-foot) summit of Everest, and has been brought down to Camp 4 at South Col, which sits at an altitude of 8,000 meters (26,000 feet).

Earlier in the day the body of Australian climber Maria Strydom was taken by helicopter to Kathmandu airport. Her husband accompanied the body to Tribhuwan University Teaching Hospital.

Four climbers have died on Everest this month and one Indian climber is still missing.

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