Teen climber rescued after fall on Oregon’s Mount Hood

MOUNT HOOD, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a 16-year-old mountain climber was rescued after falling 500 feet on Mount Hood and hurting his leg. The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office says a call came in at about 9 a.m. Monday about a boy who fell while climbing with a group. Rescue teams reached the teen at about 1 p.m. Monday at an elevation of about 10,500 feet. The sheriff’s office says rescuers put a splint on his leg and over several hours brought him down safely to Timberline Lodge where an ambulance was waiting.