Seven People Stranded on Mount Hood After One Climber Fell, Rescue Underway

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February 13, 2018Feb 13, 2018

Police in Oregon are responding to reports of two separate rescue situations at Mt. Hood. One involved a group of four people, who are stranded; one person is injured.

In a separate situation, another climber fell while fell at the Hogsback area on Tuesday morning. The Clackamas Sheriff's office confirmed that the other climbers are rendering aid.

The sheriff's office said they are feverishly trying to reach the climbers.

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Reportedly, a climber fell at least 700 feet near the main chutes of the upper crater.

According to Clackamas County officials, the climber is a man. He is believed to be in his 30s. His condition is unknown, but according to officials, other climbers have reached him.

"There were reports of falling ice preventing other climbers from leaving the area," said KRON4.

First aid efforts are underway. Crews from the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office, Mountain Wave Search and Rescue, and the Oregon Air National Guard are responding.

Hogsback is at an elevation of 10,500 feet, almost to the top of Mount Hood, which is 11,239 feet. Conditions on the mountain vary. In the past few days, it has been sunny—melting snow and ice. It’s unclear if current conditions played a role in the fall.

This story will be updated as more details are released.

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