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In brief: Injured climber rescued on Mount Hood

Wed., Nov. 27, 2013

PORTLAND – The Clackamas County sheriff’s office said a climber who injured himself after falling more than 200 feet into a crevasse on Mount Hood was rescued Tuesday evening.

Officials said rescuers found the man conscious and breathing. An Oregon Army National Guard helicopter took him to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland.

The Oregonian reported that 62-year-old John Richard Andrews, of Wilsonville, was with another climber near the Hogsback area of the mountain when he fell. The two were able to use a cellphone to call for help.

Plan to protect whales due Aug. 1

SEATTLE – A federal judge has set an August deadline for the National Marine Fisheries Service to reassess how it will protect whales and other ocean life from the U.S. Navy’s expanded use of sonar in training exercises off the West Coast.

U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge Nandor Vadas said in a ruling Tuesday that officials must ensure that the Navy’s training exercises comply with the federal Endangered Species Act by Aug. 1.

In September, Vadas ruled that officials failed to consider the best available scientific data when it approved permits for the Navy in 2012.


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