UPDATE: Ranger's Body On Mount Rainier 1 Full Week - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

UPDATE: Ranger's Body On Mount Rainier 1 Full Week

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ASHFORD, Wash. (AP) - A week after he fell to his death rescuing climbers on Mount Rainier the body of Ranger Nick Hall remains on the mountain.
    
Weather and avalanche danger have prevented a helicopter and other rangers from returning to the site on the 11,300-foot level of the 14,411-foot mountain.
    
If conditions are favorable and safe, the park says it will make a recovery attempt Thursday. The forecast calls for increasing clouds with showers through the weekend.
    
The park also announced that a private memorial service for Hall would be held Friday morning at the Jackson Visitor Center at the Paradise ranger station.

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