Outdoor adventures sometimes turn serious. Such was the case two weeks ago on Mount Rainier in Washington state when four climbers had to be rescued.
Two of the climbers from Waco, Texas, fell into a crevasse at 13,800 feet upon their descent from the 14,411-foot summit. Mount Rainier National Park rangers answered the call.
The climbers were rescued; but during the process, Ranger Nick Hall, 33, fell 2,500 feet to his death. Rangers found Mr. Halls body the same day, but could not remove it due to weather conditions. They returned Thursday when the weather improved.
When mountain climbers run into trouble, when a hiker gets lost, often highly trained rescue teams spring into action.
We should appreciate those who do such difficult and challenging work, putting themselves in danger to save a life.