Man rescued from Hunchback Mountain

SEATTLE – The Coast Guard hoisted a man from Hunchback Mountain near Faubion, Ore., in the Mt. Hood National Park today.

The Clackamas County Sheriffs Department contacted the Coast Guard at about 3 a.m. to request assistance with rescuing the 33-year-old man who became lost while hiking Sunday. Coast Guard Air Station Astoria, Ore., dispatched an HH-60 helicopter crew to the scene after the man was located.

The man was airlifted to the Zigzag Ranger Station in the Mt. Hood National Park. He had no injuries but was mildly hypothermic.

The man left to go hiking Sunday at approximately 1:30 p.m. wearing only a fleece jacket, shorts and a t-shirt. He had no other equipment other than a cellphone.

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