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Mount Rainier ranger killed in climbers' rescue

by AP posted Jun 22 2012 8:52AM
    
LONGMIRE, Wash. (AP) - A Mount Rainier climbing ranger has died during efforts to rescue four injured climbers from Waco, Texas.
 
    
Mount Rainier National Park spokesman Kevin Bacher (BAA-ker) says 34-year-old Nick Hall fell 3,000 feet Thursday from the 13,700-foot level of the 14,411-foot mountain. He was dead when other rangers reached him several hours later.
 
    
A helicopter plucked two of the injured climbers off the mountain Thursday night while two others were waiting out a worsening storm overnight with the aid of park rangers.
 
    
The Texas party includes two men and two women. Bacher says all four have non-life-threatening injuries. None was immediately identified.
 
    
The climbers were roped together when they fell on Emmons Glacier. The two women at the end of the rope ended up in a crevasse. Rangers who responded to a cell phone call helped them out of the crevasse.
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Location : LongmireTexasWacoWashington
People : Kevin BacherNick Hall
06/22/2012 8:52AM
Mount Rainier ranger killed in climbers' rescue
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