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.