Search and Rescue Underway on Mt. Hood

News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office

Posted: February 11th, 2017 9:03 PM


UPDATE (Feb. 12):

Snowboarder who went missing on Mt. Hood has been found and is 'OK'

EARLIER (Feb. 11, 2017, 9:03 p.m.)

On Saturday February 11, 2017 just before 6 pm the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office received a call for assistance from the Mt Hood Ski Patrol. Ski Patrol called in reporting a snowboarder who went out of bounds and cannot be located.

Mt Hood Ski Patrol had contacted a group who had gone out of bounds from the Timberline Ski area. They were lead back into the ski area, but one member of the group had gone out in front of the rest and wasn't located by Ski Patrol. The tracks of the missing snowboarder led into the Little Zigzag Canyon, an area people commonly get lost in

The missing snowboarder is a 19 year old male who is reported to be an experience snowboarder. It was reported he only had some water and beer with him and no supplies to stay overnight. The missing man also does not have a cell phone, GPS, or mountain locator device. He was last seen wearing a grey and black helmet, camo sweat shirt, and dark pants.

Clackamas County Search and Rescue is coordinating the search for the missing male. Searcher from Mt Hood Ski Patrol, Mountain Wave Communications, and Portland Mountain Rescue are currently searching for the missing subject.

Further updates will be released as they become available.


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