Two ice climbers die in Yellowstone National Park

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, WY Park spokesman Al Nash says the men have been identified as 28-year-old Mark Ehrich and 29-year-old Michael Kellch, both of Bozeman.

Friends told park officials the two hadn't returned from a weekend day hike.

Rescuers found the climbers' bodies Monday on a rock ledge about 300 feet below the canyon rim. Park officials say it appears an ice column collapsed during the men's ascent.

Nash says the bodies were recovered Tuesday afternoon.

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