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UPDATE -- SUBJECT LOCATED: Sheriff's Office coordinating search for missing mushroom-picker; tips sought


News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office

Posted: September 25th, 2013, 1:14 p.m.

Media and Interested Parties

UPDATE -- SUBJECT LOCATED: Thursday, September 26, 9:45 a.m.

Missing person Boris Bondarchuk has been safely located and is in good condition.

Around 9 a.m. this morning, a log truck driver located Mr. Bondarchuk on the Molalla Forest Road near Milepost 8. Mr Bondarchuk was cold, wet, and tired, but otherwise in very good condition. The truck driver took him to the main Molalla Fire station, where he was checked out by paramedics.

Mr. Bondarchuk is currently unavailable for interviews.

EARLIER: September 25, 2013, 1:14 p.m.

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office is currently coordinating a search in an attempt to locate 53-year-old Boris Bondarchuk.

Mr. Bondarchuk went missing Monday, September 23 while searching for mushrooms off S. Family Camp Rd, Molalla, Oregon. This is a very rugged area comprising dense wooded cover, steep mountain terrain and rivers -- which has made it difficult for continuing search and rescue efforts.

In an effort to find Mr. Bondarchuk, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Search & Rescue Team is working with the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue Team, Mountain Wave Emergency Communications, Pacific Northwest Search and Rescue, North Oregon Regional Search and Rescue (NORSAR), and Marion County Sheriff's Office Search & Rescue.

Mr. Bondarchuk is described as follows:

  • White male
  • 53 years old
  • About 6 feet tall
  • 190 pounds
  • Last seen wearing black pants, a black jacket with white stripes on the sleeves, and black boots.

If you have seen Mr. Bondarchuck, or might know where he could be, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office would like to hear from you.


Anyone with information concerning this case is encouraged to contact the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office's confidential Tip Line -- by phone at 503-723-4949 or by using the online e-mail form. Please reference Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Case #13-29157.

The public can also submit crime-tip text messages to the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office from a cell phone. All users have to do is send a text message to CRIMES (274637 on your phone keypad) -- with the keyword CCSO as the first word in the message body. Important reminder: Please do not send emergency messages using the text-messaging system -- in case of an emergency, call 911.


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Contact Info:
Deputy Mark Nikolai
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office

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