News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted: Sunday, May 1, 2016
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office search-and-rescue
operation on Mt. Hood
UPDATE (Sunday, May 1, 2016, 1:40 p.m.)
The lost hiker has found his way to safety. The hiker is not injured
but tired. All rescuers are now coming of the mountain. No further
updates to follow.
EARLIER (Sunday, May 1, 2016, 11:53 a.m.)
At approximately 9:43 a.m. on Sunday, May 1, 2016, the Clackamas
County Sheriff's Office received a report of a lost hiker on Mt. Hood.
Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue personnel have been in contact via cell phone with the lost hiker -- a 24-year-old male from Vancouver, WA -- who indicated that he is not injured, just exhausted.
Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue Coordinators are currently working with Portland Mountain Rescue and Mountain Wave personnel to locate and escort the hiker to safety. Updates to follow.
Media staging area is the Timberline Lodge parking lot.
Sergeant Brian Jensen
Office of Public Information
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office
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