Body of man who died after Mt. Hood fall recovered

GOVERNMENT CAMP, Ore. (AP) — The body of a man who fell and was found at about at 9,400 feet (2,865 meters) on Mount Hood has been recovered, authorities said.

The person who climbs with Portland Mountain Rescue called 911 at 12:12 p.m. Tuesday to report finding the man, the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office said.

The man was wearing ski boots and was found at an area known as Illumination Saddle. Volunteers with Portland Mountain Rescue stayed with the man, according to the sheriff’s office.

Shortly after 3 p.m. the sheriff’s office said the person had died and that an Oregon Army National Guard helicopter was called off after weighing the risks of the mission.

Crews took a snowcat up the mountain and the body was recovered Tuesday evening, The Oregonian/OregonLive reported.

No information about the person’s identity has been released.

Photo courtesy Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office


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