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MOUNT HOOD, Ore. (AP) — The Portland Mountain Rescue team made contact with a 35-year-old injured climber on Mount Hood on Saturday.

KPTV-TV reports that rescuers verified that the climber was in serious but stable condition after falling several hundred feet near Hogsback Ridge.

A helicopter with the Oregon Army National Guard was unable to reach the patient because of high winds.

The helicopter returned to the mountain, still battling extremely dangerous winds, was able to drop of a National Guard Medic on the mountain to tend to the patient.

The helicopter was forced to return to the Portland-area to refuel, but once again returned to once again try and evacuate the patient.


Information from: KPTV-TV,