Climber Falls on Mt. Hood -
On Sunday, October 19th Portland Mountain Rescue assisted in air evacuation of
an injured climber on Mt Hood. Clackamas County Sheriff's Office alerted PMR on
Sunday afternoon that a man that had fallen approximately 300 feet from the
Hogsback coming to rest near Crater Rock. The man was descending the mountain
when he slipped and fell. Another climber had witnessed the accident, placed a
call to 911 and stayed with the injured man until help could arrive.
October 19, 2008
A PMR rescue team along with an AMR Reach and Treat team located the injured
climber, assessed his conditions and began administering first aid. Once
stabilized, the man was loaded into an Oregon National Guard 1042nd helicopter
and flown to OHSU.