STEVENSON, Wash. -- A Texas woman injured on a climb of Mount St. Helens hired a helicopter to evacuate her and her daughter early Wednesday morning from the 6,100 foot level, according to the Skamania County Sheriff's Office.
Nancy Allen, 48, of Katy, Texas outside Houston, called authorities about 8 p.m. Tuesday to report that she and her daughter had climbed to summit and that she fell on the descent after losing the trail, said Undersheriff Dave Cox.
A search crew was dispatched to her location, he said. Though her injury was not life-threatening, she was unable to walk. She was placed into a litter and rescuers started carrying her down the mountain.
About 5:20, she decided to hire a helicopter rather than continue on in the litter, Cox said. The chopper took her and her 18-year-old daughter off the mountain about an hour later.
Further details were not available.