Rangers continue to wait for weather to improve

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Associated Press

Posted on June 24, 2012 at 6:00 PM

Updated Sunday, Jun 24 at 6:01 PM

SEATTLE (AP) — Rangers at Mount Rainier National Park in Washington state continue to wait for a break in the weather to recover the body of a colleague.

Nick Hall died while rescuing four injured climbers near the mountain's peak.

A park spokesman says forecasts this morning called for 90 percent chance of snow on the spot where Hall's body came to a rest after a 2,600 feet slide. There was also rain in the forecast for lower elevations of the mountain.

Hall died Thursday after helping four climbers from Texas who fell into a crevasse near the 14,411-foot mountain's peak. Those climbers made it off the mountain.

The park spokesman says it's frustrating waiting for the weather. He says rangers and a helicopter continue to be on standby.

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