On June 28, 2009, Kris Haskins of Seattle was 8,400 on Mt. Hood's Sandy Glacier Headwall at 4:30 a.m. when he fell and broke his leg.

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office activated a Search & Rescue (SAR) mission and summoned the assistance of American Medical Response and their Reach And Treat (RAT) specialists; Mountain Wave Emergency Communications; and Portland Mountain Rescue mountaineers. The Oregon National Guard was summoned to airlift Haskin from the area.

At 12:45 p.m., the National Guard helicopter airlifted several rescue personnel to the patient's location in the Sandy Glacier area on Mt. Hood's southwest face. The patient was then airlifted directly to Emanuel Hospital in Portland.

In this video, Haskins thanks his rescuers.
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