TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - The Pierce County medical examiner's office
identifies the man killed Tuesday in a Mount Rainier crevasse as
33-year-old Tucker Taffe, of Alta, Utah.
The News Tribune reports he worked at the Alta Ski Area.
The national park said Taffe originally was from New York.
The park says he was on skies with a group of three other people
when he fell more than 100 feet into the crevasse on the Nisqually
glacier at about 13,000-foot level.
A group of guides training on the mountain went to help. One
rappelled down and found Taffe dead. Rangers helicoptered to the
scene to recover the body.
Information from: The News Tribune
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