Identity of man who died after Mt. Hood fall released

GOVERNMENT CAMP, Ore. (AP) — Authorities have identified the person who died after a fall on Mount Hood Tuesday as a 47-year-old surgeon.

Authorities believe Dr. Cory Johnston died in a skiing accident, according to the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office. Johnston worked with Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital.

A person who climbs with Portland Mountain Rescue called 911 Tuesday afternoon to report finding a person who had fallen at about 9,400 feet (2,865 meters).

Johnston was wearing ski boots and was found at an area known as Illumination Saddle. The sheriff's office said Johnston died later Tuesday. His body was recovered Tuesday evening.

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