Climber survives long fall on Mount Hood

Climber survives long fall on Mount Hood

Climber survives long fall on Mount Hood

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by Sara Roth, KGW.com Staff

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Posted on November 27, 2013 at 10:34 AM

GOVERNMENT CAMP, Ore. -- A climber reportedly fell about 800 feet Tuesday afternoon on Mount Hood, according to Steve Rollins of Portland Mountain Rescue.

John R. Andrews, 62, was airlifted to Legacy Emanuel hospital in Portland with serious injuries. Around 14 rescuers responded to the incident, Rollins said. 

The climber was reported to have fallen about in an area known as the Hogsback, according to Deputy Marcus Mendoza of the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office. 

Mendoza said the victim's climbing partner called 911 on his cell phone. In the call, the victim's partner said the climber fell about 800 feet. 

Other climbers with the victim said he appeared to have serious injuries. Others on the mountain said the climbing conditions were good and with temperatures in the mid 20s. 

 

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