On Wednesday, February 27, 2013, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office responded to the report of a lost snowboarder from the Mt. Hood Skibowl on Mt Hood. The initial call was received about 3:45 p.m.
The lost snowboarder -- Cody Johnson, 17, of Gresham -- called some friends who initially contacted Timberline Lodge and then spoke with Mt. Hood Skibowl's Ski Patrol. Skibowl personnel deployed resources that included the Mt. Hood Ski Patrol and a "snowcat" tracked vehicle to look for Cody.
Cody was instructed to call 911 so his location could be obtained through GPS coordinates.
Search & Rescue Coordinators from the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office responded to the area. Deputies relayed the GPS coordinates to the Ski Patrol to assist with their search.
Cody was located at approximately 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 27 by the Ski Patrol; searchers brought him back to the parking lot by snowcat.
Paramedics from AMR were standing by and assessed Cody's condition. Cody was not injured, and after consulting with his parents, he was released.
During the search, an initial investigation revealed Cody had snowboarded in an area marked "out-of-bounds" with posted signs. As people enjoy mountain recreation, we would ask that they be cognizant of markers and stay in the designated areas.
Deputy Marcus Mendoza
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office