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Rescue mission under way for hunter trapped on Mt. Jefferson

October 8, 2011

From KMTR.com

SALEM -- A rescue mission is under way for a Portland man injured during a hunting trip on Mt. Jefferson.

Mike McLaughlin injured his knee while he was hunting with his son-in-law, Brett Yeager, early Friday morning, according to Yeager's father.

The two had gone up Thursday night and on Friday afternoon decided to switch locations, Gary Yeager said.

“They were all packed and ready to go when Mike just stepped funny,” he added. “He couldn’t put any pressure on it.”

Brett Yeager then set the tent back up and made sure McLaughlin was in a sleeping bag and had plenty of food, then he started hiking back out.

He traveled seven miles in just over two hours before he was able to get a cell signal and call the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office.

The sheriff's office decided McLaughlin would be okay overnight.

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