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Mountain climber hit by ice falls 300 feet

Fri., June 10, 2011

PORTLAND – An Oregon woman climbing on Mount Hood has been brought down off the mountain after a giant ice chunk hit her, causing her to fall about 300 feet.

Clackamas County sheriff’s spokesman Jim Strovink says 30-year-old Meredith Jaques of Hood River is reported to have suffered head, neck and back injuries. She was brought down by toboggan late Thursday afternoon to Timberline Lodge and sent on to a Hood River hospital.

Witnesses tell KGW-TV that three other climbers suffered minor injuries when the ice chunk – described as 20 feet by 40 feet – broke loose.


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