Weather again delays search for Shasta climber

Bad weather has once again delayed a search for a stranded climber on California's Mount Shasta.

The Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office this afternoon said poor visibility prevented a helicopter crew from finishing a reconnaissance flight to the top of the mountain, which is more than 14,000 feet.

Authorities are planning another attempt Thursday, when the weather is expected to improve.

Rescue teams are trying to reach 26-year-old Thomas Bennett of Oakland. Bennett collapsed near the summit after he and a friend were trapped by severe winds last weekend.

His friend, Mark Thomas, was rescued Monday after he climbed down by himself. Thomas told authorities his friend was unconscious and he believed he could be dead.

— The Associated Press

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