Oregon Mountain Climber Dies After Falling Into Crevasse

A 32-year old hiker died after falling into a crevasse in Oregon’s Cascade Mountains over the weekend, according to authorities.

Thomas Fountain and his wife, Alison, 29, were hiking the mountain, when he fell on Sunday, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office said in a release.

More than a dozen rescue climbers and a Coast Guard helicopter were dispatched to find them. The couple was stranded in difficult terrain.

By the time crews found Thomas on Monday morning, he died from injuries sustained from the fall. Alison, who was not injured, was airlifted from the mountain, NBC affiliate KGW reported.
 

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