Sheriff's Office leads successful search for missing hiker in Bull of the Woods Wilderness Area

News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office

Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017, 2:35 p.m.


The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office conducted a search-and-rescue operation to locate a hiker in the Bull of the Woods Wilderness area of the Mt. Hood National Forest.

On Saturday, June 24, 2017 at about 7:45 PM, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office (CCSO) received a report of a lost hiker in the Bull of the Woods Wilderness Area. The hiker had camped in the area the night before, hiked during the day, and then became lost in a canyon for several hours. The hiker texted a friend, who then called the Sheriff's Office.

After finding the hiker's vehicle still parked in the area, Search and Rescue (SAR) personnel set out on foot starting last night, in the area of the hiker's last known cell-phone location.

At about 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 25, the hiker was located on a slope and escorted back to the parking area. The hiker was not injured and declined medical treatment.

The Sheriff's Office would like to thank our partners during this search and rescue, which included Washington County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue, Marion County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue, Oregon Army National Guard, Pacific NW Search and Rescue, Portland Mountain Rescue, Mountain Wave, and American Medical Response.


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Contact Info:
Deputy Ben Frazier
Office of Public Information
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office