Mount Hood climber injured by falling ice chunk

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Updated: June 9, 2011, 8:10 PM

 

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 said three other climbers suffered minor injuries when the 20 feet by 40 feet ice chunk broke loose.