Hall, Nick

Ranger Nick Hall

Park Ranger Nick Hall

Agency: United States Department of the Interior - National Park Service
Age: 34
Tour of duty: 4 years
End of watch: June 21st, 2012
State: WA
County: Pierce
Date of incident: June 21st, 2012
Type of death: Accidental
Cause of death: Fall
Circumstances: Ranger Nick Hall was attempting to help an injured climber just before 5 p.m. when he fell from the 13,700 foot level to about 10,000 feet. Additional details to follow as they are available.



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Mt. Rainier Ranger Nick Hall

Ranger Nick Hall
U.S. Department of the Interior - National Park Service

Biographical details:
   End of Watch: 6/21/2012
   Age: 34
   Tour of duty: 4 Years

    Commissioned: No

Incident Details:
   Date of Incident: 6/21/2012
   Cause of Death: Fall
   Type of Incident:  Accidental

     Ranger Nick Hall

Mount Rainier National Park Ranger Nick Hall was attempting to help an injured climber just before 5 p.m. when he fell from the 13,700 foot level to about 10,000 feet.

7/5 Update: The body of Ranger Hall was recovered on Thursday, July 5, 2012. Retrieval efforts had been delayed due to snow, clouds, and avalanche dangers.


A Note from Nick's Parents
We are both grieving and celebrating Nick, as we are made aware of the unfolding tragic events of Thursday, June 21, 2012.

We are proud of our son's decision and involvement in EMS/Mtn.Rescue. We sincerely hope the loss of our son will draw appropriate attention to the hazards, safety, and commitment involved in the profession and sport he so loved.

Carter and Mary Hall Read more »

Memorial: 

A private memorial service for Climbing Ranger Nick Hall was held Friday, June 29, 2012.

Donations: 

The family has asked that donations in honor of Nick Hall, in lieu of flowers, be made through the following account:

Mount Rainier Search and Rescue Fund
Mount Rainier National Park
55210 238th Ave E
Ashford, WA 98304

(Please make checks payable to DOI-NPS and note that the donation is in memory of Nick Hall)

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