• Snowboarder rescued from volcanic vent near Mount Hood summit in third rescue in five days

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    A snowboarder who fell into a volcanic vent was rescued on Mount Hood. Find out more here.

    By Zach Urness, Salem Statesman Journal

    A snowboarder who slid out of control into a volcanic vent near the summit of Mount Hood was rescued in a daring mission around midnight on Tuesday, according to the Hood River County Sheriff’s Office.

    George Stevens, 26, of Idaho, was successfully extracted from the Devils Kitchen fumarole with ropes by the Hood River Crag Rats and Portland Mountain Rescue after falling onto rocks deep in the fissure and sustaining serious injuries.

    He was transported down the mountain and loaded into an ambulance, according to rescuers, although his current condition is…