A man is recovering from a leg injury about falling about 600 feet down a ravine on a trail near Timberline Lodge, deputies said.
The man had been drinking when he got into an argument with Lodge staff at around 7 p.m. Sunday, deputies said.
Employees called the sheriff's office, but by the time deputies arrived to investigate the man had already taken off on foot, investigators said.
The man then went hiking down a steep trail nearby, investigators said. He somehow fell and hurt his leg at the end of the trail, they added. The man wasn't seriously hurt, but he was not able to walk out on his own.
Rescue crews were called to the scene. They used a high-angle rope to get the man to safety, investigators said. The conditions were described as treacherous, they added.
The man was taken to an area hospital to be treated for his leg injury and exposure to the cold weather, investigators said. He was not dressed for the conditions, they added.
The man could be charged with trespassing, investigators said.
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Thursday, July 31 2014 11:57 AM EDT2014-07-31 15:57:19 GMT
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