Family of climber who died on Mt. Hood files lawsuit

The family of a climber who died on Mount Hood, Oregon’s highest mountain, says a delay in dispatching a rescue helicopter led to his death. John Jenkins’ family filed a $10 million wrongful death lawsuit this week against a sheriff’s department and 911 call center in Oregon. Bianna Golodryga reports.

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30 Comments

  1. writerconsidered on September 17, 2019 at 7:42 pm

    The comment section proving once again the difference between an open mind verses a closed mind. I clicked on this video with the preconceived notion well to bad you climbed a mountain and fell you own your own death. But this was pure incompetence. If there was a delay because they were too busy than ok no fault. If there was delay because of bad weather conditions again no fault. This was 911 dropping the ball and failing to provide assistance in a timely manner, their fault.

  2. David Vaughan on September 17, 2019 at 7:46 pm

    The jenkins family should be ashamed! You climb a mountain dont blame the rescuers if it takes to long! You climb you take that risk, your not at the beach jenkins family

  3. jb42jb on September 17, 2019 at 7:48 pm

    so many people are saying why not just stay home and don’t climb the mountain? Obviously some people like exercise and hiking or climbing mountains is I fun way to do it. In my opinion it was 90% the dispatchers fault.

  4. Gina Kay on September 17, 2019 at 7:50 pm

    Morons hiking in snow. So sad for family left behind. Pilots risk their lives for stupid people.

  5. Jman on September 17, 2019 at 7:53 pm

    Create a "Stupid Permit" where climbers and other extreme activities participants have to pay for a prepaid rescue with a minimum of $10,000 deposit like the criminal bail system. Don’t need a rescue? Then you get the deposit back. Don’t have a "Stupid Permit"? Then no response except from Darwin and the Grim Reaper.

  6. RealRecognizeRealMusic on September 17, 2019 at 7:53 pm

    Him climbing the mountain is what led to his death…Why blame the pilots when this dude could of stayed home or climbed a hill?

  7. Admiral Crunch on September 17, 2019 at 7:57 pm

    I’m gonna jump into a volcano, I INSIST YOU COME AND SAVE ME, OR I’LL SUE! MORONS

  8. Jeancarlos plays on September 17, 2019 at 7:57 pm

    (」゚ロ゚)」NOOOooooo━

  9. Southeastern Ohio Honey Bees & BBQ on September 17, 2019 at 7:59 pm

    He fell 600 feet, the pilot probably stopped at Walmart to get a few spatulas to scrape him up off the rocks. If I heard you fell 600 feet I wouldn’t get in any rush to go see what you look like either.

  10. rustydog0329 on September 17, 2019 at 8:00 pm

    Can’t sue the mountain, so they have to find someone to sue.

  11. J M on September 17, 2019 at 8:00 pm

    The ppl who called at 12 didn’t ask for a chopper &didn’t tell 911 it was an emergency!

  12. Suave on September 17, 2019 at 8:04 pm

    Anything for a paycheck 🙄🙄💩💩💩

  13. David Scott on September 17, 2019 at 8:07 pm

    I hope that family wins at lawsuit they could have had in a helicopter there two hours earlier even I know that nine-one-one did not do what they were supposed to do up there in Oregon what’s wrong with those people

  14. Michael Ray on September 17, 2019 at 8:12 pm

    Come CBS stir the pot

  15. JOHN on September 17, 2019 at 8:13 pm

    He was climing a mountain led to his death

  16. Michael Ray on September 17, 2019 at 8:13 pm

    You take a chance with your life you might loose it you don’t play games with your life

  17. Anais Nin on September 17, 2019 at 8:13 pm

    Great. bankrupt the sheriff’s department and nobody gets rescued.

  18. SageRat Shooter on September 17, 2019 at 8:14 pm

    Every year someone dies on that mountain… Yet idiots keep climbing it…  And when they die, then it’s someone else’s fault….?  This is the sad state of our country… no one takes responsibility for their own stupidity.

  19. Jose Garza on September 17, 2019 at 8:21 pm

    All the family cares is for money…. they should’ve educated their so. To be a responsible climber.

  20. childofyah on September 17, 2019 at 8:25 pm

    Where was the sense of urgency from the climbers who called 911? They were way to chill, you can’t call 911 in a life or death emergency sounding that blase.

  21. Nunya B on September 17, 2019 at 8:28 pm

    East coasters have no clue what their talking about they have no idea how dangerous these mountains are

  22. Michael Ray on September 17, 2019 at 8:29 pm

    Fools have to blame someone just like liberals and liberal media

  23. Homer Briseno on September 17, 2019 at 8:30 pm

    stay off the mountain CUP CAKE !

  24. Paul Slash on September 17, 2019 at 8:30 pm

    It’s OREGON!!! They specialize in Leftist Stupid! The dim millennial goofs who climbed a dangerous mountain with some vague conviction that bad choices don’t have bad results, the Leftist emergency hires who are selected for their political reliability, the police departments who are run by AA selections, the politicals who are elected by voters who can’t count to eleven without being barefoot.
    A perfect storm of low IQs. If you multiply a decimal by a decimal, the resultant gets smaller. That’s how things work in Oregon. It’s Idiocracy in Real Time.

  25. The Dollar Guy on September 17, 2019 at 8:31 pm

    The mountain used its privilege to remain innocent.

  26. MAGA TRUMP20/20 on September 17, 2019 at 8:33 pm

    He knew the risks why sue

  27. Buzzchoppr23 on September 17, 2019 at 8:35 pm

    Not one penny!

  28. Edgar Osegueda on September 17, 2019 at 8:36 pm

    So if the helicopter had crashed rescuing your rookie climber son, can the pilot’s and crew’s families sue you for having a kid who can’t climb responsibly? When they say "the state" settled or payed out money it ALWAYS means the taxpayers.

  29. Cole Trick on September 17, 2019 at 8:37 pm

    The 911 callers did not act like this was an emergency so the dispatchers responded like it wasn’t an emergency.

  30. X Wu on September 17, 2019 at 8:37 pm

    To bad the family didn’t go with him

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