News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's OfficePosted: Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013
Media and Interested Parties
Sheriff's Office leads rescue of injured climber on Mt. Hood
On Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office received a report of an injured climber who had fallen into a crater in the area known as "The Hogsback" on Mt. Hood.
The caller was another climber who was with the injured climber.
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Search & Rescue (SAR) Coordinators deployed to Timberline Lodge -- along with resources from Portland Mountain Rescue (PMR), American Medical Response's Reach And Treat (RAT) Team, and Mountain Wave Emergency Communications.
Sheriff's Office deputies stayed in contact with the climber who had called 911 via cell phone.
AMR's RAT Team and members of PMR set off to the climber's location to render aid and assess his situation.
An HH-60M Medical Evacuation Helicopter from the Oregon Army National Guard was also dispatched to Mt Hood to assist with the rescue if needed.
Staging for media was in the lower parking lot of Timberline Lodge.
Shortly before 7 p.m. (on Tuesday, Nov. 26), rescuers reached the injured climber. Although injured, he was found conscious and breathing.
The injured climber was hoisted from the scene onto the Oregon Army National Guard helicopter and transported to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland.
Deputy Marcus Mendoza
Office of Public Information
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office
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