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Snowboarder rescued from Ore.'s Mt. Hood

February 22, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
A snowboarder was recovering Tuesday after spending a freezing night stranded in the snow on Mt. Hood near Portland, Ore.

Julian Acree, 27, says he got lost in white-out conditions and realized he couldn't find his way off the mountain late Sunday.

He called for help, made a bed of pine needles and curled up to wait it out.

Rescuers spotted him late Monday morning. A National Guard helicopter hoisted him off the west side of the mountain.

Paramedics said he was in good condition.