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Re: Line of Duty Death at Mount Rainier

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avatar Line of Duty Death at Mount Rainier
June 22, 2012 09:58AM
Climbing Ranger Nick Hall, 34, was killed yesterday afternoon while attempted to rescue stranded hikers on Emmons Glacier. Nick had been with Mountain Rainier for four years and was a respected and skilled member of the Search and Rescue team. He represented the very best in public service, risking his own safety in order to rescue others from danger
avatar Re: Line of Duty Death at Mount Rainier
June 24, 2012 11:19AM
Here's a more detailed article about the rescue and the ranger that died in the rescue operation:
Washington Post: Rangers recovering body of colleague who fell to death during rescue on Mount Rainier


Where the rescue operation took place:


Photo of Ranger Nick Hall (provided by the National Park Service):
avatar Re: Line of Duty Death at Mount Rainier
June 24, 2012 06:48PM
Yosemite had its US flags at half mast for him Saturday and Sunday.
Re: Line of Duty Death at Mount Rainier
June 28, 2012 07:27PM
We were at Allegheny Portage Railroad Historic Site in Pennsylvania and the flags were at Half mast there.

A side note: For such a small NPS unit it has an incredible visitor center. A beautiful stone building that is almost twice the size of the visitor center in Yosemite valley.
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