LONGMIRE, Wash. (KOMO/CNN) -- A climbing ranger died Thursday during a Mount Rainier rescue operation.
According to Mount Rainier National Park spokesman Kevin Bacher, 34-year-old Nick Hall was attempting to help an injured climber when he fell more than three-thousand feet to his death.
A helicopter was able to pick up three injured climbers off the mountain. One other is expected to wait out a worsening storm on the mountain with the aid of park rangers.
Bacher says the four, two men and two women, are all from Waco, Texas. The four had been roped together and descending from the 14,411-foot summit when they fell on the Emmons Glacier.
Bacher says they stopped their fall, but the two women at the end of the rope ended up in a crevasse.The two men above them on the rope stopped short of the crevasse.
One of the hikers was able to call 9-1-1, and park rangers headed to the scene. Rangers reached the hikers and successfully helped them out of the crevasse.
Bacher says all four have non-life-threatening injuries. Hours after the initial rescue, climbers reached Hall and found him dead.