Boy rescued from Mount Hood

He fell while hiking with his father

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HOOD RIVER, Ore. — A dispatcher for the Mount Hood Sheriff's Office says a 10-year-old boy who fell while hiking with his father on Mount Hood has been rescued.

The dispatcher says the boy was carried to a parking lot at 3 a.m. Wednesday and airlifted. There is currently no word on his injury or condition.

The father said he was hiking with his son on a trail near the White River West Sno-Park on Tuesday when the boy fell down an embankment and was unable to climb out.

The father made his way down to his son, but the boy was injured and not able to get back up the hill.

The boy's father started a campfire and called 911.

The two were about three miles from the trailhead, which is about 35 miles from Hood River.