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June 23, 2012 at 11:40 AM

Weather stalls recovery of Rainier rescuer’s body

Mount Rainier National Park rangers are waiting for better weather to recover the body of a colleague who died while rescuing four injured climbers.

Park spokesman Kevin Bacher said Saturday’s forecast is promising and crews have a helicopter on standby should the weather break enough for a flight.

Bacher said four rangers are also climbing toward the spot where Nick Hall’s body came to a rest following a 2,600-foot slide. Hall died Thursday after helping four climbers from Texas who fell near the 14,411-foot mountain’s peak.

Three of those climbers are in the hospital while the fourth managed to hike off the mountain Friday.

Rain and clouds moved in to the Puget Sound region Friday.

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