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Vancouver Boy Recovers Following Mt. Hood Tumble

OPB | Aug. 23, 2013 12:33 p.m. | Updated: Aug. 23, 2013 1:39 p.m. | Vancouver, Washington

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The boy who fell 150 feet down Mt. Hood last month likely won’t have permanent brain damage.

Ten-year-old Cole Hancock is recovering well at his Vancouver home and preparing for the new school year, according to The Columbian.

After suffering three skull fractures and a spinal injury, Cole had difficulty speaking and couldn’t walk.

But the boy’s parents say he is back on his feet now, and has been playing piano again and swimming. Doctors predict he’ll fully recover within a year.

Cole fell July 23 while hiking with his father during a camping trip. 

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