June 22, 2012

Nick Hall - National Park Service Ranger - Washington

National Park Service Ranger Nick Hall, age 34, died in the line of duty on June 21, 2012, at Mount Ranier, Washington.

Nick was on Mount Ranier's northeast side at about 13,700 feet, participating in a rescue operation. He was helping mountain climbers in distress who were being evacuated by helicopter. While helping to evacuate the climbers into the helicopter, Nick slipped and fell, sliding more than 1/2 mile down the mountainside.

Climbers reached Nick several hours after the incident and found him to be deceased at the scene.

Nick was a native of Patten, Maine and was a former Marine Sergeant. He had previously worked as an avalanche forecaster at Yellowstone National Park. He was a 4 year veteran of Mount Ranier's climbing program. 

Angels of God, pray for Nick
Family members stated that Nick comes from a family of Emergency Medical Technicians who aided soldiers in Iraq and car crash victims in Maine. He loved the outdoors and the wilderness.

Nick is survived by many loving friends and relatives including his father, Carter Hall; and his brother, Aaron Hall. Nick was not married and had no children.

Pray for all who die in the line of duty. 

Pray for those who die while coming to the aid of others. They are the true heroes in this world. They risk their lives quietly and daily and without fanfare. Often their heroism goes unnoticed. 

Let us pray that Nick Hall is in heaven. Let us pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

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