Polish climber dies on Mount Hood

first_imgPORTLAND — A Polish military officer visiting the United States for training with a drone manufacturer fell about 1,000 feet to his death while recreationally climbing Oregon’s Mount Hood, authorities said.The body of 32-year-old Sebastian Kinasiewicz was spotted from the air Tuesday by a National Guard helicopter, ending a search that started a day earlier. Sgt. Pete Hughes of the Hood River County sheriff’s office said it was too dangerous to immediately recover the body because boulders were falling nearby. He could not provide an estimate for when it would be safe. Kinasiewicz decided to climb Mount Hood because several members of a military unit from Poland did so last year and planted the country’s flag. “He wanted to go up there and see that. That was his reasoning behind wanting to climb,” Hughes said. “And if it wasn’t there, then he was going to plant another one.”last_img read more