May 23 2017
On May 7, 2017 at about 11:26am, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office was notified about a possible fall that occurred on Mt. Hood, near the Hogsback climbing area. Callers were reporting that a male had suffered severe injuries after sliding approximately 600 feet down steep terrain. He later died.
The victim has been identified as John Thorton Jenkins, 32 years old, from Seattle WA. According the the Medical Examiners Office, Mr. Jenkins' family has been notified of his death.
Deputies with the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue Team responded to the scene, and with the assistance of the Mt. Hood Ski Patrol and Portland Mountain Rescue, located the patient. The patient, a 32 year old male from Seattle, received medical treatment at the scene. Due to the extent of the injuries sustained, the decision was made to transport the patient by air-ambulance. The patient was subsequently airlifted by the Oregon Air National Guard to a Portland-area hospital.
The patient was pronounced deceased at the hospital.