Mt. Hood Avalanche Buries at Least One in Oregon, Rescue Crews Approaching Scene

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
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Zachary Stieber covers U.S. news, including politics and court cases. He started at The Epoch Times as a New York City metro reporter.
August 3, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

 An avalanche at Mt. Hood in Oregon has buried at least someone, and rescue crews are nearing the scene.

A group of eight people were in the area where the avalanche occurred and reported it to the local sheriff’s department, according to Hilary Lake of local broadcaster KATU. One of them is buried.

The people calling 911 say that they have food and water and are dressed appropriately.

Rescue crews were gathering at Timberline Lodge around 5:40 p.m. PDT to prepare for an ascent up to where the incident occurred, according to KGW. It could have been that the climber fell into a crevasse and was buried, said Pete Hughes with the Hood River Sheriff’s Office.

A helicopter was involved with the rescue as well.

Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Reporter
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. news, including politics and court cases. He started at The Epoch Times as a New York City metro reporter.