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Climber falls 20-25 feet down embankment in Skamania County

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SKAMANIA COUNTY, WA (KPTV) -

Rescue crews responded to reports of a climber falling 20-25 feet down an embankment in Skamania County near SR 14.

Skamania County Sheriff's Office said Jerad West, 29, from Beaverton, was hiking with his brother and a friend west of Cape Horn off the Cape Horn Trail. They researched the climbing route. They arrived in the area but soon realized they were in the wrong location and the climb was more technical than they thought.

West fell and injured his leg.

EMS crews reached West and stabilized his leg. Rescue crews used a rope raising system to bring West up.

West was taken to Peace Health SW for treatment.

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