Rescuers released the name of a climber from New Jersey who fell about 1,000 feet from the top of Oregon's tallest peak.
The Hood River County Sheriff's Office says 57-year-old Fr. Robert Cormier, a Catholic priest from New Jersey, died Tuesday.
Sheriff's office spokesman Pete Hughes said Cormier ascended Mount Hood's south side with two others, one of whom suffered a leg cramp.
Cormier continued alone and appeared to reach the summit before he fell near Eliot Glacier at the volcanic peak 50 miles east of Portland.
A helicopter photographed him, but crews saw no signs of life.
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