GOVERNMENT CAMP, Ore. -- A climber who was injured after falling hundreds of feet on Mount Hood Tuesday afternoon was rescued, according to Steve Rollins, Vice President of Portland Mountain Rescue.
Around 14 search and rescue crews were responding to the incident, Rollins said.
A medical evacuation helicopter assisted with the rescue and took the climber to Emanuel Hospital in Portland Tuesday night.
The climber was reported to have fallen into a basin in an area known as 'the Hogsback' on Mount Hood, according to Deputy Marcus Mendoza of the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office.
Mendoza said the victim's climbing partner called 911 on his cell phone. In the 911 call, the victim's partner said the climber fell about 800 feet.
Other climbers with the victim said he appeared to have serious injuries.
Others on the mountain said climbing conditions were good and winter-like, with temperatures around 23 degrees.