In sad news, the body of John Arum, son of boxing promoter Bob Arum, has been found in the Cascade Mountains by searchers. Arum was reported missing on Monday, resulting in a five-day search. The environmental lawyer and experienced climber was just 49 years old.
Father Bob Arum was scheduled this week to be part of the three-city promotional tour for the upcoming Pacquiao-Margarito fight, but skipped all events, which began on Tuesday in Los Angeles. Today, a helicopter spotted John Arum's body at the 7,700-foot level of Storm King Mountain, which is an 8,815-foot peak.
On Thursday, the climber's backpack and daypack were found. The backpack was found in a location suggesting it was left purposely, missing climbing equipment, but the daypack's location indicated to searchers that a fall was likely. The location of the body found the next day also pointed to a probable fall during Arum's climb.
Arum's goal was to climb the 100 highest peaks in the state of Washington. Storm King, ranked No. 51, was among his final 18 on the list.
Bad Left Hook sends our deepest condolences and best wishes to the Arum family.