GOVERNMENT CAMP, Ore. -- A climber waas injured after falling hundreds of feet on Mt. Hood Tuesday afternoon, according to Steve Rollins, Vice President of Portland Mountain Rescue.
Around 14 search and rescue crews were responding to the incident, Rollins said.
The climber was reported to have fallen into a basin in an area known as The Hogs Back on Mt. 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.
A medical evacuation helicopter was heading to Mt. Hood to assist with the rescue and take the climber to an area hospital.
Others on the mountain said current climbing conditions are good and winter-like, with temperatures around 23 degrees.