Eugene Climber Rescued on Mt. Thielsen

MT. THIELSEN, Ore. — A Eugene man was rescued on Mt. Thielsen after a climbing accident Sunday afternoon.

Michael Hawley, 58, was near the summit with a group of climbers when he fell, according to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department.

He broke his arm, leg, and his head was cut up.

Hawley was flown by helicopter to a Medford hospital.

Photo courtesy of Umpqua National Forest.

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  1. Scott Hawley says:

    I want to personally thank all the rescue teams from Douglas, Klamath and Jackson counties along with the Oregon Army National Guard, Brim Aviation, US Forest Service, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and the Oregon State of Transportation in rescuing my brother from his fall on Mt. Thielsen. I love my brother a lot and hope to hear him talk soon . And a personal thanks to the nurse that was in his group who handled this situation with pure professionalism. Sincerely yours; Scott Hawley

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