UPDATE -- SUBJECT FOUND: Search underway for missing endangered elderly male

News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office

Posted: Sunday, July 31, 2016



UPDATE (July 31, 2016, 5:15 p.m.) -- SUBJECT FOUND

Terry BrennekeAt about 3:22 p.m. on July 31, 2016, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office received a call from a male who reported that he was hearing another male yelling for help in the 15000 block of SE 82nd Dr. in Clackamas.

The caller investigated the calls for help -- and tracked the yelling to a patch of blackberry bushes.

Although the caller could not see the male calling for help, the caller began speaking with him before calling 911.

Deputies responded to the scene, and the caller led them to the individual stuck in the blackberry patch. It was at this time that the responding deputies identified the stuck man as the missing subject: Terry Brenneke.

The blackberry bushes were on a steep incline and were extremely thick, prohibiting deputies from reaching Mr. Brenneke.

Deputies continued to speak with Mr. Brenneke until a crew from Clackamas Fire District #1 arrived on-scene.

Firefighters proceeded to cut a large hole in a chain-link fence, then used tools to cut through approximately ten feet of thick blackberry bushes.

Fire and medical personnel were able to remove Mr. Brenneke from the blackberries and began to render medical aid. Although being tired and thirsty, Mr. Brenneke appears to only have suffered minor cuts and bruises.

Mr. Brenneke was transported to a local hospital as a precautionary measure.

The Sheriff's Office would like to thank the following crews for their help in locating Mr. Brenneke: Clackamas Fire District #1, American Medical Response, Pacific Northwest SAR, Mountain Wave Emergency Communications, NORSAR K9, Washington County Sheriff's Office and Multnomah County Sheriff's Office. Additionally, CCSO would like to thank the Good Samaritan who called 911 and alerted first responders to Mr. Brenneke's whereabouts.

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office reminds citizens to please call whenever they notice something out of the ordinary; it might just save a life.

INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITY: If the media would like to contact the gentleman who located Mr. Brenneke, they can contact the CCSO PIO email for further information.

EARLIER RELEASE (July 31, 2016, 6:08 a.m.)

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help in locating Terry Brenneke.

Terry Brenneke is a 67-year-old white male, 5'11" tall and 145 lbs., with brown eyes and gray medium-length hair. He has a black-and-gray tattoo of a skull on his right forearm that says "Michael." He was last seen wearing an unknown color t-shirt and shorts, but is known to change his clothing throughout the day.

Mr. Brenneke was last seen on July 30, 2016 at about 12 noon at his home near SE Roots Road and SE Webster Road in unincorporated Milwaukie.

Mr. Brenneke has previously had seizures and may be disoriented or confused.

If you see him, please call 911. If you may have seen him, please call the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office non-emergency line at 503-655-8211.

A photograph of Mr. Brenneke is linked above.


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Contact Info:
Deputy Hayden Sanders
Office of Public Information
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office