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Firefighter Falls 1000 Feet Down Gibralter Chute on Rainier

June 11 2005 at 1:04 AM
roger  (Login dipper)

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The Seattle Times reports Mike Berry fell 1,000 feet at Gibralter Chute on Rainier.

His companion Ryan Tillman spent several hours performing CPR on the 29-year-old Port Angeles firefighter before rangers arrived at the 11,350 foot location. He called 911 at 6:15 a.m. His body was airlifted off by helicopter.

He is the third climber to die this season on the mountain.

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