(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.