PORTLAND, Oregon — The Clackamas County sheriff's office says a climber who injured himself after falling more than 200 feet into a crevasse on Mount Hood was rescued Tuesday evening.
Officials say rescuers found the man conscious and breathing. An Oregon Army National Guard helicopter took him to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland.
The Oregonian reports (http://is.gd/C1VcLn) that 62-year-old John Richard Andrews of Wilsonville was with another climber near the Hogsback area of the mountain when he fell. The two were able to use a cell phone to call for help.
Members of the sheriff's office, Portland Mountain Rescue, American Medical Response Reach and Treat Team, and the Mountain Wave Search and Rescue helped in the rescue.