Rescuers reach stranded climbers on Mount Hood in Oregon

OREGON — Authorities say rescuers have reached a group of climbers stranded on Mount Hood after one climber died after a fall.

The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office says rescuers reached the climbers at about 4:40 p.m. Tuesday at 10,500-foot (3,200-meter) elevation and that the climbers had all been assessed.

The sheriff’s office says rescuers were assisting four climbers to safety. An additional three climbers were making their way down the mountain without assistance.

Earlier, authorities said a climber who fell up to 1,000 feet meters and was airlifted off Mount Hood died.

The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office said the male climber was pronounced dead upon arrival at a Portland, Oregon, hospital Tuesday afternoon.