PORTLAND, Oregon — A Georgia woman has been rescued from Mount Hood after she was hit by a boulder during a climb with friends.
The Oregonian reports (http://bit.ly/1MW6CGV ) Clackamas County Sheriff's Office did not return calls inquiring about the 27-year-old woman's name and the extent of her injuries after Sunday night's rescue.
Portland Mountain Rescue member Erik Broms says the woman had been with her boyfriend and a group of friends while climbing up the mountain. He says a boulder about twice the size of a basketball fell on the woman and broke her leg.
Broms says rescue crews responded and helped stabilize the woman before a helicopter took her to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland.
Broms says it's rare for climbers to have to be airlifted from the summit.
Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com