Rescue teams help 3 fallen climbers on Mount Hood; one being airlifted out

MOUNT HOOD, Ore. (AP) — Officials say three climbers took a fall in the Hogsback area of Mount Hood.

KATU-TV reports that Clackamas County Sheriff's deputies got a call about the climbers around 9 a.m. Monday.

Mountain Wave Search and Rescue says all three climbers are adults and suffered minor injuries.

KPTV reports a helicopter was being flown in to airlift a climber with an injured shoulder. Two others were headed to the top of Palmer to catch a snowcat down.

They described rough terrain and some crevasses in the area where the group fell, so the rescue will take several hours.

Two days ago, a climber was rescued after falling in the same area. That rescue took 10 hours because the rescue helicopter couldn't hoist the climber off the mountain due to high winds.

Josh Hawk was hospitalized in Portland with serious injuries.