Man rescued from the top of US mountain using double-rotor Chinook helicopter

A man was rescued from the top of Oregon's Mount Hood overnight, NZT, using a Chinook helicopter after he planned to end his own life, but then changed his mind.

KGW8 reports six rescuers were dispatched to the summit on Friday, local time, after initially receiving a call for help from the man a day before.

The rescue was only possible with the use of a large double-rotor Chinook helicopter due to the high altitude and warm air near the summit.

In video captured of the rescue, the pilot expert holds the tail of the helicopter in place on the very steep slope while rescuers do their work.


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