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Michael van der Galien

Rescuers Suspend Search Effort for Lost Climber

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Posted on February 16 2010 3:56 am
Michael van der Galien was born in the Dutch city of Leeuwarden in 1984. For as long as he can remember, he has been obsessed with the United States. When he was 17 years old, he started blogging - of course about America. His articles have been published at Big Hollywood, Pajamas Media, Hot Air (the GreenRoom) and Right Across The Atlantic. He's also an editor for the Dutch conservative blog, De Dagelijkse Standaard.
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The rescue effort for a climber who fell into the crater at Mount St. Helens when a snow cornice collapsed was suspended Monday evening when high winds made footing unstable for search personnel, a sheriff’s spokesman said.

One rescuer reached the floor of the volcano’s crater, but had to abandon efforts to find the 50-year-old man because strong downdrafts were dislodging rocks, Skamania County undersheriff David Cox said. The rescue will pick up again Tuesday morning, he said.

Read more at SFGate.

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