Rescuers scrambling to reach climbers stranded on Mt. Hood

Posted on: February 13th, 2018 by ABC News No Comments

iStock/Thinkstock(PORTLAND, Ore.) — First responders were feverishly trying to rescue climbers on Oregon’s Mt. Hood Tuesday afternoon, including at least two who were injured, officials said.

Live footage captured by ABC News’ affiliate KATU-TV shows multiple climbers descending from the icy peak using a sharp axe tool.

Hundreds of feet below, there appeared to be people, at least two wearing red coats, tending to at least one injured climber.

According to the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office, rescuers were trying to get to two groups of climbers in the Hogsback area. One of the injured climbers fell. It was not clear how the other was injured.

The conditions of the injured climbers was not immediately clear.

Mount Hood is considered Oregon’s highest mountains and is a popular climbing and skiing attraction.

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