A Chinook helicopter was called in to rescue 7 people off Mt. Hood on Friday afternoon, July 13th, 2018. The rescue was required after a man went to the summit to commit suicide, but changed his mind.
“The Clackamas County Sheriff notified us that [the climber] had gone to the summit of Mount Hood because he was going to end his life up there, and then he changed his mind.” – Scott Lucas with the Oregon Office of Emergency Management
Six Portland Mountain Rescue volunteers reached the man who Lucas says is also a diabetic.
The Oregon Army National Guard sent a powerful Chinook helicopter to Mount Hood to help rescue the climber. The six Portland Mountain Rescue volunteers and the injured man where rescued in a from the mountain in a pinnacle maneuver.