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Woman Pinned Under Boulder on Mount Hood Removed by Rescuers

An Oregon Guard helicopter may be used to lift the hiker off Mount Hood.

Mount Hood at night
Mount Hood at night

(MOUNT HOOD, Ore.) - Search and Rescue workers on Mount Hood say an injured female hiker has been reached. They were able to free her from under a boulder described as weighing approximately a ton, that had pinned her leg.

Clackamas Sheriff Spokesman Jim Strovink says the woman's leg is described as broken, adding that she is conscious and breathing.

He said that at least 9 personnel are on the scene with the patient – it apparently took all of them to life the boulder long enough to get the hiker out from under it.

The Oregon National Guard has been activated and Strovink says they are communicating with SAR personnel on how best to airlift this patient from the Mountain.

He added that no hospital has been designated at this point in time.

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