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Climber on Mount St. Helens rescued after breaking ankle

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A look at Mount St. Helens on July 27, 2015. (Photo from John in Port Orchard)

STEVENSON, Wash. (AP) — The Skamania County Sheriff’s Office says a climber on Mount St. Helens had to be rescued after he slid 100 yards down the mountain and fractured his ankle.

The sheriff’s office says 19-year-old Andrew Maris was climbing up the mountain with his three brothers on Thursday afternoon and had started his descent ahead of the others.

Maris was sliding on a snow field when he collided with a large rock and fractured his ankle.

The sheriff’s office says Maris used his cell phone to call for help, and the Volcano Rescue Team out of Yacolt responded.

The sheriff’s office says Maris was brought down the trail by use of a basket stretcher attached to a wheel.