Monday, May 8, 2017

Climber Dies After Fall on Mt. Hood (Photo) - Victim Identified


News Release from Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: May 8th, 2017 3:12 PM
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****UPDATE 5/8/17 @ 1515hrs****

The victim in yesterday's fatal fall on Mt. Hood has been identified as John Thorton Jenkins, 32 years old, from Seattle WA. According the the Medical Examiners Office, Mr. Jenkins' family has been notified of his death.

On May 7, 2017 at about 11:26am, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office was notified about a possible fall that occurred on Mt. Hood, near the Hogsback climbing area. Callers were reporting that a male had suffered severe injuries after sliding approximately 600 feet down steep terrain.

Deputies with the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue Team responded to the scene, and with the assistance of the Mt. Hood Ski Patrol and Portland Mountain Rescue, located the patient. The patient, a 32 year old male from Seattle, received medical treatment at the scene. Due to the extent of the injuries sustained, the decision was made to transport the patient by air-ambulance. The patient was subsequently airlifted by the Oregon Air National Guard to a Portland-area hospital.

The patient was pronounced deceased at the hospital.

The identity of the victim is not being released at this time to allow for family notifications. The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office would like to extend our deepest thanks to our outstanding partners with the Mt. Hood Ski Patrol, Portland Mountain Rescue, and the Oregon Air National Guard.

No further information is being released at this time.

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