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Woman climber airlifted off Mt. Hood after being hit by boulder, breaks leg

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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

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