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Mass. Man Dies Falling From Washington Mountain

The victim was identified as 41-year-old Robert Michael Moll of Rowley

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    Mass. Man Dies Falling From Washington Mountain
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    WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES - 2016/09/25: View from Paradise of Edith Creek with Mount Rainier in the background in Mt. Rainier National Park in Washington State, USA. (Photo by Wolfgang Kaehler/LightRocket via Getty Images)

    Authorities say a Massachusetts man died last week while scrambling a peak in Washington's Mount Rainier National Park.

    The Pierce County Medical Examiner's Office identified him Thursday as 41-year-old Robert Michael Moll of Rowley, Massachusetts. The medical examiner's office says he died of traumatic injuries sustained in a fall.

    The News Tribune reports Moll was a journalist and author.

    Park rangers were notified at about noon Friday that a man had fallen about 100 feet from Barrier Peak near Owyhigh Lake.

    His partner climbed down to Moll before rangers arrived and found him unresponsive.

    A rescue team went to the 6,521-foot peak and found Moll's body. His body was taken by helicopter to medical examiners.

    It wasn't immediately clear what caused Moll to fall.

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