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Climber Dies In Crevasse On Mount Rainier

LONGMIRE, Wash. (AP) - A rescue on Mount Rainier is now a body recovery. National Park spokeswoman Patti Wold at Longmire says a man died Tuesday in a fall of more than 100 feet into a crevasse. She says he was with a group of three other climbers and was on skis when he fell.

Other people in his group found a group of guides training on the mountain. One of them rappelled into the crevasse and found the man dead.

Wold says a helicopter is taking rangers to the site to recover the body. It's on the upper Nisqually glacier, at about the 13,000-foot level of the 14,410-foot mountain.
   

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