A Kent, Wash., man killed in a sliding accident at Mount Rainier was an instructor at Green River Community College.

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A Kent, Wash., man killed in a sliding accident at Mount Rainier was an instructor at Green River Community College.

KIRO-TV reports that the man killed on July 4 was Dave Watson.

Mount Rainier National Park spokeswoman Patti Wold says the man had been sliding intentionally down a lower slope with his son when he broke through about four feet of snow and plunged into a creek. Wold says he was swept about 30 feet down the creek underneath the snow. Mountain guides and park rangers rescued him and started CPR.

He was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, where he was pronounced dead.

KIRO reports that Watson taught intensive English as a second language to international students. His students were told of the death on Thursday.

Information from: KIRO-TV, htthttp://www.kirotv.com/index.html