Climber killed in fall, others stranded on Mount Hood, Oregon


Climber killed in fall, others stranded on Mount Hood, OregonA climber was killed after falling up to 1,000 feet (305 meters) on Mount Hood in Oregon and at least seven other climbers spent hours stranded on the face of the mountain on Tuesday before they could be reached by rescuers. The man who fell from near the snowy summit of the 11,000-foot (3,353-meter) mountain in northern Oregon was airlifted to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland, where he was pronounced dead on arrival, said Brian Jensen of the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office. By the time rescue crews arrived, the man was bleeding, had injuries to his face and his respiration was on and off, the Oregonian newspaper reported, citing state search and rescue coordinator Scott Lucas.

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