A climber on Mount St. Helens was rescued Thursday after he slid 100 yards down the mountain and fractured his ankle.
STEVENSON, Skamania County — The Skamania County Sheriff’s Office says a climber on Mount St. Helens had to be rescued after he slid 100 yards down the mountain and fractured his ankle.
The sheriff’s office says 19-year-old Andrew Maris was climbing up the mountain with his three brothers on Thursday afternoon and had started his descent before the others.
Maris was sliding on a snow field when he collided with a large rock and fractured his ankle.
The sheriff’s office says Maris used his cellphone to call for help, and the Volcano Rescue Team out of Yacolt responded.
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The sheriff’s office says Maris was brought down the trail by use of a basket stretcher attached to a wheel.