Boy hurt in 50-foot fall camping on Mt. Hood

Boy hurt in 50-foot fall camping on Mt. Hood

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by Cheryl Calm, KGW Staff

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Posted on July 24, 2013 at 9:44 AM

Updated Wednesday, Jul 24 at 1:02 PM

GOVERNMENT CAMP, Ore. -- A 10-year-old boy camping with his father in the White River Canyon area of Mt. Hood fell 50 feet down a steep embankment Tuesday.

Cole Hancock was brought out by rescuers early Wednesday morning to the White River Sno-Park and he was flown to the Oregon Health & Science University with serious injuries.

Hood River County dispatchers said a call from his father Kim Hancock came in around 9 p.m. Tuesday night that his son had fallen 50 feet and was hurt. They were camped about two miles from the trailhead.

A rescuer told KGW the child was walking around a campsite when he tripped and tumbled down the slope through trees and brush.

Crews reached the injured boy about midnight and he was carried out about 3 a.m. 


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