Clackamas County Sheriff's Office search-and-rescue operation on Mt. Hood

News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office

Posted: Sunday, May 1, 2016


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.


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Contact Info:
Sergeant Brian Jensen
Office of Public Information
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office