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February 2, 2015 at 6:09 AM

Authorities identify husband, wife injured in fall on Mt. Hood

The Associated Press PORTLAND — Authorities have identified a husband and wife who were taken to a Portland hospital after a fall on Mount Hood. The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office says 43-year-old Michelle Carlson of Portland suffered two broken ankles and her husband — 39-year-old Brian Carlson — broke a leg. Members of Portland Mountain Rescue and American…


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January 22, 2015 at 11:28 AM

Man dies of fall while watching Oregon sunrise

The Associated Press ESTACADA, Ore. — A man fell to his death early Thursday from a cliff on a Clackamas County mountain that’s popular for watching the sunrise. The Oregonian reports friends told search and rescue workers they were using flashlights at a viewpoint atop Goat Mountain about 3 a.m. but couldn’t find the man. Fire Lt. Clint…


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December 29, 2014 at 8:12 AM

Oregon boy falls from chairlift at Mount Bachelor

The Associated Press BEND, Ore. — A 10-year-old Hillsboro, Ore., boy is sore but has no lasting injuries from falling from a chairlift at Mount Bachelor. Tyler Russell told KTVZ he was trying to adjust his snowboard Saturday when he slipped. He dangled by one hand and called for help before he fell about 20 feet, landing on…


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October 16, 2014 at 9:41 AM

Blind man falls out Wenatchee apartment window

The Associated Press WENATCHEE — Police say a blind man fell out of his sixth-floor apartment window Wednesday night in Wenatchee. Sgt. John Kruse tells KPQ the fall could have killed the 60-year-old man except he landed on a third-floor air conditioner. He was conscious when he was rescued by a fire department crew and taken to Central…


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October 8, 2014 at 9:43 AM

Stink bugs looking for warm homes in Washington

The Western conifer seed bug, commonly known as a “stink bug.” (Wikimedia Commons photo) Washington residents may be wondering about big brown bugs that have been seen crawling on the walls. They’re “stink bugs” looking to move into a warm, dry place. State Agriculture Department entomologist Arlo Pelegrin told KIRO-FM the Western conifer seed bug is more…


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September 3, 2014 at 8:17 PM

Injured hiker rescued near Mount Pugh

Update at 10:02 p.m.: The weather cleared and the helicopter was able to hoist the injured hiker, the sheriff’s office said. He is being taken to a hospital. Update at 9 p.m.: A helicopter team was unable to rescue the hiker because of weather. He will likely be carried out by rescuers on the ground, the…


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June 5, 2014 at 10:59 AM

Man trying to get ‘closer to God’ falls from Seattle building

A 26-year-old man who said he was “trying to get closer to God” fell from a downtown building on Wednesday, Seattle police said. Around 6:30 a.m., police were called to Fifth Avenue and Pike Street where a man who had fallen to a ledge above a storefront awning was calling for help. The man told officers he had climbed up the…


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June 4, 2014 at 8:08 AM

Man falls from roof onto downtown Seattle store awning

A man apparently scaled the side of the downtown Seattle Banana Republic store this morning and fell off the roof on the store’s awning. Seattle fire crews were called to the store at 500 Pike Street shortly before 6 a.m. after receiving reports of a man laying on the awning, 15-feet above the women’s store entrance,…


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