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Ranger Gives Life to Rescue Climbers on Mount Rainier

| June 22, 2012

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.

The climbers from Waco, Texas, had to be rescued after they slipped down the Emmons Glacier after a successful summit of the mountain. All of them were tied together.

Their plunge down the mountainside left two of them dangling in a crevasse. They called for help with a cell phone. None of their injuries were life-threatening. (CNN)

Our deepest sympathies go out to the family of ranger Nick Hall who lost his life in a tragic accident while rescuing injured climbers on Mount Rainier. A big thank you to all the YOSAR team members who regularly put their life in peril helping others. You’re the best.

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