Boston Man Falls Into Deep Crevasse On Mount Washington

MOUNT WASHINGTON, N.H. (AP) — Authorities have not been able to reach a Boston man who fell into a deep crevasse on New Hampshire’s Mount Washington.

Officials say Norman Priebatsch was hiking with three other people Sunday afternoon in Tuckerman Ravine when he fell, sliding down a slope and into the crevasse.

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Tuckerman Ravine (file image)

The other hikers went for help after calling for him and getting no response.

Members of the U.S. Forest Service Snow Ranger, Appalachian Mountain Club caretakers and local search and rescue groups responded.

A ranger was lowered about 50 feet into the crevasse, but going further was not possible due to the hanging ice, running water and snow.

The Forest Service said Monday evening that recovery efforts have been suspended until a safe entry situation exists.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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