Paul Hiatt died in the blast from the eruption of Mount Saint Helens on 18 May 1980
died in the blast from the eruption of Mount Saint Helens in 1980. Is included on the memorial, dedicated in 2000, for the known victims of the blast.
There is some confusion about who Paul was or whether or not he was really missing on the mountain. An article from the time relates that there was a man of the same name visiting the mountain a week before. Additionally, that the caller who reported Paul Hiatt missing could not be identified. This may be an erroneous entry, but no one is certain.