Climber falls, several stranded on Mount Hood in Oregon

-- Rescuers scrambled to Oregon's tallest peak Tuesday to respond to two separate rescue situations on Mount Hood, according to information posted online by the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office.

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office coordinated the search that included several rescue groups and an Oregon Army National Guard helicopter.

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Climber dies after fall on Oregon's Mount Hood while others stranded

One climber is dead after falling on Mount Hood in Portland, Oregon, according to the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office.

An Oregon Army National Guard airlifted one of the more seriously injured climbers earlier in the day off Mount Hood, but that person succumbed to his or her injuries. Climbers on the Hogsback Trail had signaled for help with emergency blankets while performing on the downed climber for almost two hours, CBS affiliate KOIN-TV reports.

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