GOVERNMENT CAMP, Ore. -- A climber is alive and awaiting help after falling 30 feet into a crevasse below Crater Rock, near the 9,600-foot-level on Mt. Hood early Tuesday, authorities said.
Rescuers identified the climber as Jeffrey Godfrey, 60, of Ventura, California.
"The medical team has reached the victim and apparently he has some facial abrasions and some groin injuries. They are attempting to pull him out of the crevasse and get him down the mountain," one rescuer told KGW at noon.
Godfrey told other climbers above him that he was not seriously hurt but was stranded about 30 feet inside the crevasse. Rescuers working to create a pulley system to lift Godfrey out of the hole feared that he could develop hypothermia soon.