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Gorge rescue effort underway for Troutdale teen

Reports say teen fell at least 50 feet from Angel's Rest


A Troutdale teen was flown out of the Columbia Gorge Wednesday, March 23, after falling 50 to 100 feet from the top of Angel's Rest trailhead.

A rescue effort by Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Trail Hornets and Corbett Fire Personnel resulted in the 16-year-old Centennial High School student being flown via helicopter to Oregon Health and Science University.

The hiker was found about 2 miles up the trail, where an off-duty paramedic and emergency room doctor who were hiking in the area and stabilized the teen. Officials say he has a possible spinal injury and head trauma.

The teen's condition is unknown, but reports say he was at one point talking and conscious.