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Injured climber rescued on Oregon's Mount Hood, fell and slid 200 feet


PORTLAND, Oregon — The Clackamas County sheriff's office says a 62-year-old suburban Portland man who fell while climbing on Mount Hood has been rescued.

Sgt. Nathan Thompson says Edward Trompke of Lake Oswego suffered a cramp while taking a break during his climb Wednesday and decided to turn around. While descending, he fell and slid about 200 feet, injuring his shoulder and hitting his head. The man was climbing with his son and they called 911 since his injuries left him unable to continue down the mountain.

The sheriff's office search and rescue team responded and called for additional help. Paramedics reached the man shortly after noon and determined he could be transported down the mountain. Portland Mountain Rescue brought him down.

Thompson says Trompke left with his son to get treatment.

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