Search units look for overdue climber on OR peak
Monday, February 6, 2012
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Mountain search and rescue units are looking for a 32-year-old Oregon climber overdue on Mount Hood.
Clackamas County sheriff's Sgt. James Rhodes says the Tigard (TY-gard) man is an experienced climber who has climbed the Oregon peak more than a dozen times. He reportedly left Timberline Lodge at midnight Sunday and was expected to return before noon Monday. However, his vehicle was still in the parking lot late Monday and he had not signed back into the climbers' registry.
On Sunday, a 35-year-old Portland woman slid about 300 feet on Mount Hood and injured her ribs and leg. On Monday, Megan Coker sent out a thank you from her hospital bed to those who rescued her.