A 34-year-old Mount Rainier ranger assisting in the rescue of four injured climbers fell over 3,000 feet to his death.
Authorities said around 5:00 p.m. Thursday Nick Hall was preparing the climbers to be taken from the 14,411 Cascade Range peek when he fell to his death.
His body was found several hours later at the 10,000-foot level.
Reports say inclement weather prevented rangers from rescuing all four climbers. One climber, from Waco, Texas, remained on the mountain overnight.
Authorities said the four climbers, two women and two men, all from Texas, were roped together when they fell on Emmons Glacier.
A member of the party was able to use their cell phone to call for help.
Hall, originally from Patten, Maine, had been with Mount Rainer National Park for four years.