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3 rescued Mount Rainier climbers in fair condition

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SEATTLE (AP) -

Three climbers rescued from Mount Rainier in an operation that cost the life of a ranger have been hospitalized in fair condition.

Their conditions Friday were confirmed by a spokesman for Madigan Army Medical Center, Jay Ebbeson.

A national park spokesman says a fourth climber who spent the night on the mountain is walking out with rangers.

The four climbers from Texas were battered when two fell into a crevasse Thursday on the way down from the summit.

A ranger who helped rescue the, Nick Hall, fell 3,000 feet to his death.

Rangers are trying to recover his body and hoping weather will permit a helicopter to do the job.

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