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Ranger’s Body Recovery Mission Delayed

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(Photo by: ROBYN BECK/AFP/GettyImages)

(Photo by: ROBYN BECK/AFP/GettyImages)

ASHFORD, Wash. (CBS Seattle/AP) — Foggy, wet weather Tuesday at Mount Rainier National Park has the recovery mission of a ranger on hold.

Officials hope for a break in the weather Wednesday that would allow them to recover the body of Nick Hall.

Hall died Thursday when he fell about 2,500 feet while helping rescue four climbers after two of them fell into a crevasse on the Emmons glacier. Three of the climbers from Waco, Texas, remain at Madigan Army Medical Center Tuesday in fair condition, according to Park Service public information officer Rick Jones.

Hall’s body is at the 11,300-foot level, at a spot threatened by avalanches. Originally from Patten, Maine, he had been a ranger four years.

The park remains open. It gets about 1.5 million visitors a year.

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