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Snowboarder rescued on Mt. Hood

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Emergency crews rescued a missing snowboarder on Mt. Hood early Sunday morning.

Friends say 34-year-old Dae Lim was snowboarding out of bounds near Timberline Lodge on Saturday.

Lim got behind while the group was heading back to the trail. He was last seen at about 1:30 p.m.

Friends say they tried searching for Lim themselves for about three hours before alerting the ski patrol.

At one point they reached Lim on his cell phone, but the connection kept cutting out and they couldn't find him.

Lim credits his time in the South Korean army for helping him survive the 11-hour ordeal. He says he had to build a makeshift bridge to cross a river at one point.

Lim also says he used his snowboard to build a temporary shelter.

By 2:15 Sunday morning volunteers had rescued Lim and helped return him to Timberline Lodge.

Lim was not injured and had no medical problems.

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