Watch this helicopter save trapped Mount Hood climbers in dramatic rescue video

NBC News shared a video of a helicopter rescuing stranded climbers at Mount Hood in Oregon.

The video shows a helicopter finding a group of climbers, who were stranded on the mountain. One climber died after the rescue.

Watch the rescue in the video below.

As CBS News reported, the three climbers found themselves trapped on a Mount Hood trail. A second group became trapped on the exact same trail thanks to ice and fallen rock.

The Naval Air Station Whidbey Island sent a helicopter to help rescue the climbers, according to CBS News.

The first three climbers made it back safely. One climber from the second group fell nearly 1,000 feet on the way to the summit. The climber later died.

PHOTO: Rescuers on the ground at @timberlinelodge — approximately 40 volunteers on scene from:

• Portland Mtn. Rescue — 13 climbers on their way up
• @MountainWaveSAR
• 304th Air Force Rescue Squad — 14 personnel
• @CragRatsSAR
• @USCGPacificNW

— Clackamas Sheriff (@ClackCoSheriff) February 13, 2018

The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office, who helped handle the rescue, said six climbers were rescued at about 8:30 p.m. PT on Tuesday.

“This isn’t your backyard hill. This is a mountain that is deadly,” Sgt. Brian Jensen with the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office said on Tuesday.

Jensen said officials worked tirelessly to rescue the climbers.

“The weather is supposed to turn south here with rain and snow and winds … we are trying to do everything we can to get everyone down safely,” Jensen said, according to CBS News.

The peak where the climbers were trapped is notorious for loose rock in the warm weather. The sun had been noticeably strong this week, causing the rocks to fall and trap the climbers, according to the Associated Press.

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Source:: Deseret News – U.S. & World News


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