The snowboarder was uninjured, and was safely returned to his group after snowboarding out of bounds and becoming lost earlier on Saturday.
On Saturday (Feb. 11, 2012) at 5:30 p.m., Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office SAR received a call of an overdue, lost snowboarder near Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood, Oregon. The lost snowboarder -- Lim Dae, 34 -- had reportedly been snowboarding with three friends at Timberline Lodge earlier in the day. He had been seen snowboarding out-of-bounds at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday.
By 4:30 p.m., Mr. Dae’s party had lost contact with him and reported him missing.
The Mt. Hood Ski Patrol initiated a search for Mr. Dae and contacted Sheriff's Office SAR.
Sheriff's Office SAR was able to contact Mr. Dae by cell phone. With the help of a Korean interpreter, searchers instructed Dae to remain where he was and await rescue.
Mr. Dae was not injured and had no medical issues. He was dressed for snowboarding but otherwise unprepared to remain in the wilderness overnight.
By 2:15 a.m., volunteer searchers had located Mr. Dae and escorted him back to Timberline Lodge to join his party.
James Rhodes, Sergeant
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Clackamas County Sheriff's Office