1 climber dies, 1 injured in Mount Baker fall

Authorities say one man was killed and another was seriously injured when they fell into a glacial crevasse while climbing on Mount Baker.

The Bellingham Herald reports that the two men were at the 6,000-foot level on Sholes Glacier near Coleman Pinnacle Saturday afternoon when they apparently slipped and fell.

Whatcom County Sheriff Bill Elfo says the man killed was an active-duty member of the U.S. armed forces. Elfo says the man who was hurt was flown by helicopter Saturday to a Bellingham hospital with “significant injuries.”

Elfo says local search-and-rescue volunteers and members of the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office search-and-rescue team helped Whatcom County Sheriff’s officials recover the other climber’s body Sunday.

sourced – Associated Press

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