UPDATE -- MORE DETAILS ON SUCCESSFUL RESCUE:
Searchers found the lost hikers safe, cold but otherwise okay.
Anna Jung and Suki Jung were found alive and well by search-and-rescue crews on Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 1:20 p.m.
SAR teams spent countless hours searching multiple areas in and around the Paradise Trail near E. Kiwanis Road in Rhodendron until they located the missing couple. The search teams had located some items that belonged to the lost couple, as well as shoe prints in the mud; searchers finally located them near a riverbed in very dense forest about .6 miles from the roadway. However, due to the rough terrain and steep elevation, it took rescuers hours to bring the couple out of the woods safely.
The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office would like to thank all the volunteers and rescue teams for their dedicated service in locating the lost couple.
EARLIER (Oct. 2nd, 2019, 3:45 p.m.) -- HIKERS FOUND
The two missing hikers have been found safe. Thanks to our search partners for their help on this SAR mission.
Paradise Park Trail is located near Kiwanis Camp Road, in a rural area near Rhodendron, Oregon.
A group of six hikers had reportedly been hiking the Paradise Park Trail yesterday (Tuesday, Oct. 1); when four of the hikers returned to their cars around 2:30 p.m., they realized both 71-year-old Anna Jung and 71-year-old Suki Jung were missing from the group.
The area is made of up of steep terrain, dense forest and many other leading trailheads. This makes it challenging for rescue crews to search the area.
The Sheriff’s Office is currently searching the area with the help from Pacific Northwest Search and Rescue, Washington County Sheriff’s Office Explorer Post 877, Mountain Wave, and Portland Mountain Rescue.
More updates will follow as the search continues.
Deputy Mark Nikolai
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office
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