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Crews rescue fallen, injured Mt. Hood teen climber

Mt. Hood injured climber rescue CCSO 1230
Clackamas County sheriff's Lt. Brian Jensen
Fog rolls in at Mt. Hood staging area for rescue of injured teen climber Monday

(Update: Rescue completed)

MOUNT HOOD, Ore. (AP) -- Authorities say a 16-year-old mountain climber was rescued Monday after falling 500 feet on Mount Hood and hurting his leg.

The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office says a call came in at about 9 a.m. about a boy who fell while climbing with a group. Rescue teams reached the teen at about 1 p.m. Monday at an elevation of about 10,500 feet.

The sheriff's office says rescuers put a splint on his leg and over several hours brought him down safely to Timberline Lodge, where an ambulance was waiting. 

The Associated Press

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