A 31-year-old woman was seriously hurt Friday when she fell several hundred feet while climbing Mount Hood, the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office said in a press release.
Other climbers on the mountain were able to call 911 and relay critical information to dispatchers after the fall, which happened just before 6 a.m. Friday in the Old Chute area of Mount Hood.
A medical doctor, who was also climbing the mountain at the time, got to the woman and rendered first aid until rescuers could reach them.
Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office Search & Rescue Coordinators set up a command center at Timberline Lodge, deploying volunteers from Portland Mountain Rescue and Hood River Crag Rats, among others.
Searchers from the American Medical Response’s Reach and Treat Team and the Oregon Office of Emergency Management also took part.
News Release: One climber injured after June 24 fall on Mt. Hood Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office deputies led a multi-team search-and-rescue mission…
Shortly after 10 a.m. — about four hours after the woman’s fall — rescue crews were able to reach the injured climber. About 45 minutes later, an Oregon Army National Guard helicopter also arrived.
The climber was hoisted into the helicopter and flown to a Portland-area hospital, where she is receiving care, according to the release from Clackamas County Deputy Hayden Sanders.
Deputies did not disclose the woman’s identity or current condition in the June 25 release.
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