Identity of man who died after Mt. Hood fall released

GOVERNMENT CAMP, Ore. (AP) — Authorities have identified the person who died after a fall and was found on Mount Hood Tuesday as a 47-year-old surgeon. The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office says authorities believe Dr. Cory Johnston died in a skiing accident. Johnston worked with Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital. The sheriff’s office says a person who climbs with Portland Mountain Rescue called 911 Tuesday afternoon to report finding a person who had fallen. The sheriff’s office says the man was wearing ski boots and was found at an area known as Illumination Saddle. The sheriff’s office said Johnston died later Tuesday. His body was recovered Tuesday evening.