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Climber killed on Oregon mount: official

AFP  |  Washington 

A was killed on in the Pacific Northwestern state of Oregon, US authorities said today, as dozens scrambled to rescue at least another eight who were either injured or trapped.

A who plunged some 700-1,000 feet was declared dead on arrival at a local hospital, according to the Sheriff Office. His identity was not immediately released pending notification of family.

"The other group of climbers are still up on Hogsback -- we estimate 7-8 climbers at this time. One is injured but the injuries to not appear to be life threatening," the sheriff's office posted on

Rescuers made their way up the mountain, and were helping three climbers in one group come down.

Additional rescue crews were trying to help a separate group of four, at least two of whom were injured, the sheriff's office said.

At least 46 people have perished on the summit -- a popular hiking destination east of -- just since 2002.

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First Published: Wed, February 14 2018. 08:05 IST