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Scappoose Boy Scout survives 100-foot fall down Mt. St. Helens

by: Submitted photo Braden Crampton

Braden Crampton, 15, of Scappoose reportedly fell nearly 100 feet while hiking on a steep portion of Mt. St. Helens Aug. 10, resulting in a volcano rescue and a helicopter transport of Crampton to Legacy Emanuel Hospital in Portland where he is reported to be in fair condition.

Crampton was reported to have been knocked out immediately after the fall at the 6,000 foot level of the 8,365 foot mountain. After regaining consciousness, he was able to call for help.

The fall happened around 2:30 p.m. His rescue lasted almost five hours.

He was hiking the Washington mountain with his Boy Scout troop, which consisted of nine scouts and two adults.

A version of this story first appeared online Aug. 12.