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Sheriff: Two Separate Rescues on Oregon Mountain

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The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office says crews are dealing with two separate rescue operations on Oregon's Mount Hood.

In one, a climber fell several hundred feet from a spot near the summit of Oregon's tallest mountain. Other climbers are providing aid as rescuers try to reach the scene.

Separately, a party of four climbers is stranded and one of them is injured.

The sheriff's office says rescuers are working "feverishly" to reach the climbers. 

Mount Hood is Oregon's tallest peak and attracts more than 10,000 climbers a year. The peak is notorious for loose rocks in warm weather, and the sun has been out this week.

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