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Memorial Service for Fallen Mount Rainier Ranger

ASHFORD, Wash. (AP) — Mount Rainier National Park is holding a memorial service Friday for Ranger Nick Hall whose body remains on the mountain more than a week after he fell to his death.

Park Service spokeswoman Nancy Stimson says fog and snow Friday are preventing a helicopter from recovering the body.

The private service for his family and friends is being held at the Jackson Visitor Center at the Paradise ranger station.

Hall fell 2,500 feet to the 11,300-foot level on June 21 during a rescue operation.

The 33-year-old was a four-year climbing ranger originally from Patten, Maine. He died helping save four climbers from Waco, Texas. Three of the climbers spent a week at Madigan Army Medical Center before being released Thursday.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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