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Live video: Memorial service for Patten native killed during mountain rescue

Courtesy photo | BDN
Courtesy photo | BDN
Patten native and park ranger Nick Hall lost his life while taking part in a rescue effort on Mount Rainier in Washington on Thursday, June 21, 2012.


PARADISE, Wash. — A memorial service will be held Friday afternoon for a Patten native killed during a mountain rescue.

Nick Hall, 33, slid about 3,700 feet to his death June 21 as he was helping evacuate climbers from a crevasse by helicopter near the summit of the 14,411-foot mountain, according to his father, Carter Hall, and a park spokesman.

Park Service spokeswoman Nancy Stimson says fog and snow again prevented a helicopter from recovering the body.

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