After a day of treacherous conditions and a massive search-and-rescue mission on Mount Hood on Tuesday, Feb. 13, the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office has identified the deceased climber rescued as Miha Sumi, a 35-year-old Portland resident.
Sumi was airlifted to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in North Portland after sustaining severe injuries in a 700-foot fall on the Hogsback portion on Mount Hood’s south face and pronounced dead upon arrival at the hospital. Sumi was climbing the mountain in a group of four, with the remaining climbers later rescued by volunteer searchers.
According to the sheriff’s office Wednesday, Feb. 14, Sumi’s injuries included “bruising around the ears, significant bleeding, loss of sensation and fading vital signs.”
Deputies were alerted to the incident Tuesday morning around 10:30 a.m. by Sumi’s fellow climber, 36-year-old Chatchay Thongthap.
Read the full story at the Portland Tribune.