facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Helicopter in Mount Hood rescue

Feb. 21, 2011 at 7:09 PM   |   Comments

PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 21 (UPI) -- A 26-year-old snowboarder stranded overnight on Oregon's Mount Hood by a storm whiteout has been rescued by a National Guard helicopter, authorities said.

The rescue effort began Sunday afternoon when authorities were alerted that the man had called a friend using a cellphone to report he was lost on the mountain, The (Portland) Oregonian reported.

He had planned to climb Mount Hood while carrying his snowboard and became disoriented in the blowing snow, the newspaper reported.

Search-and-rescue volunteers and deputies from the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, assisted by the Oregon Army National Guard helicopter, resumed the search early Monday, concentrating on a tree-covered ridge on the west side of the mountain.

The man managed to call crews Monday morning on his cellphone and when located and rescued by the helicopter was said to be uninjured.

Authorities did not release the man's name.

© 2011 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
Notable deaths of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Notable deaths of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
Oregon girl dies at beach after sand pit collapse
2
5-year-old brain tumor patient found; parents arrested
3
Israel shoots down drone from Syria
4
Malaysia Airlines cuts fares after disasters
5
Federal judge strikes down part of Texas abortion law
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback