15-year-old Scappoose resident is reported to be in fair condition

Braden Crampton, 15, of Scappoose reportedly fell nearly 100 feet while hiking on a steep portion of Mt. St. Helens Wednesday, resulting in a mountain 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. He regained consciousness and was able to call for help, according to various media reports.

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

Crampton was hiking the Washington mountain with his Boy Scout troupe, which consisted of 10 scouts and two adults.

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