Hiker falls into Mount St. Helens crater

by Anonymous on Feb. 15th, 2010

Mount St. Helens
Mount St. HelensCourtesy jeffwilcox
Rescue attempts have been postponed until Tuesday for a hiker who fell into the crater of Mount St. Helens in Washington state. The 50 year-old man was standing near the crater's edge when the cornice he was standing on collapsed, causing him to fall some 500 feet into the crater. Here's the story on CNN.com.

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mdr says:

Rescue efforts have resumed today. The latest information puts the man's age at 52, and says he slid 1500 feet into the crater when the ledge he was standing on gave way. A search helicoptor pilot flying over the crater says he couldn't see any movement from the man this morning.

posted on Tue, 02/16/2010 - 10:39am
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mdr says:

An unfortunate ending to this story.

posted on Wed, 02/17/2010 - 10:30am

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