Two separate rescue operations unfolded Tuesday, according to the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office
PRESS CONFERENCE INFO:
1. Climber who fell 700-1000 ft. was declared deceased upon arrival at Emanuel Medical Ctr.
2. We will identify the climber following positive identification and family notifications. Authorities currently working to identify deceased climber’s name/age.
One climber is dead after falling 700 to 1,000 feet on Mount Hood in Portland, Oregon, according to the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office. Rescuers continue to scale Oregon’s tallest peak Tuesday to help those still trapped. Live news footage earlier in the day showed some climbers performing CPR and a helicopter airlifting a male climber to safety, but that victim was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital.