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Ranger Plunges To Death On Mount Rainier
#25320 06/22/12 05:05 AM
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Link to CNN.

"A national park ranger fell to his death on Mount Rainier Thursday afternoon while assisting in the rescue of four injured climbers.

Climbing Ranger Nick Hall fell about 3,700 feet down the northeast side of the mountain as he helped prepare the other climbers for extrication by helicopter, said Kevin Bacher, a Mount Rainier National Park spokesman.
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wagga #25326 06/22/12 05:56 AM
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wagga #25332 06/22/12 10:20 AM
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Sad story. Godspeed, Ranger Hall. You're a hero.

I cancelled our Shasta trip over the incoming storm this weekend. I hope the last climber and other two Rangers get off the mountain today.

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wagga #25395 06/25/12 08:33 AM
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I really feel for the Rainier rangers. This past year or so, they have had more than their share of this kind of stuff happen within their group.

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wagga #25439 06/26/12 08:51 PM
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Awfully sad. Our thoughts goes to his family and friends.


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Nei #25441 06/26/12 09:31 PM
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Due to weather, they have been unable to recover his body.

Fallen ranger's body remains on Mount Rainier

"Other rangers who reached his body 40 minutes after his fall staked the location and took careful coordinates so it can be found again."


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