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By Tim Stelloh

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

Thomas Fountain, 32, and his wife, Alison, 29, were hiking 10,000-foot Mount Jefferson, southeast of Portland, when Thomas fell on Sunday, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office said in a release.

The couple was stranded in difficult terrain, the release said, while more than a dozen rescue climbers and a Coast Guard helicopter were dispatched to find them.

Alison was able to text with the responding crews, but by the time they found Thomas on Monday morning at 9:00 a.m., he had died from injuries sustained during the fall, NBC affiliate KGW reported.

Alison, who was not injured, was airlifted on the mountain, the station reported.

Mount Jefferson looms over homes in Lake Billy Chinook, Ore.Don Ryan / ASSOCIATED PRESS