Seattle climber dies after 600-ft fall on Mt. Hood

John Thorton Jenkins, 32, died at a Portland-area hospital

John Thorton Jenkins, 32, died after falling while climbing Mt. Hood, May 7, 2017. (Portland Mountain Rescue Missions)

CLACKAMAS CO., Ore. (KOIN) — A 32-year-old Seattle man died Sunday after sliding about 600 feet down steep terrain while climbing Mt. Hood.

Emergency responders were called to the Hogsback climbing area after John Thorton Jenkins fell just before 11:30 a.m., Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office said.

Jenkins received medical treatment at the scene and was then flown to a Portland-area hospital where he later died, deputies said.