Stranded climber, rescuers lifted from Oregon's Mt Hood

Posted at 8:56 PM, Jul 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-13 23:56:18-04

PORTLAND (KGTV) -- The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office and Oregon National Guard worked to rescue and injured climber on Mount Hood Friday. 

A CH-47 Chinook helicopter hoisted the injured climber and six rescuers from the summit of Oregon's tallest peak.  

The climber chose the peak as the place to end his life but later changed his mind when he got to the top, according to the Associated Press. He then needed assistance to descend the mountain. 

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