>> A daring climb turned fatal on Oregon's Mount Hood on Tuesday. One man was killed after falling up to a thousand feet from the near the snowy summit of the mountain. Local media say when rescue crews arrived, the man was injured and had trouble breathing. He was then airlifted to a medical center in Portland where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
Authorities say conditions turned deadly when cold overnight temperatures warmed quickly during the day, causing ice and rock to break loose. Rescuers also raced to save two other groups of hikers. Police believe there are seven people, possibly more, who spent hours stranded on the slopes. According to the Sherif's office, some of them are being assisted down the mountain, Tuesday night.
So far three climbers have arrived safely. Mount Hoods scales more than 11,200 feet and is Oregon's highest peak.