Search For Missing A Timberline Trail Hiker Comes To An End


The body of a man found on Mount Hood Thursday morning has been identified as 30-year-old David Yaghmourian, the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office said during an afternoon briefing.

Yaghmourian was last seen Monday when a hiking partner said he stopped to rest at the eastern junction of the Timberline Trail and Pacific Crest Trail. The friend said he continued on to Timberline Lodge, but Yaghmourian never caught up with him.

Search and rescue crews had been searching for Yaghmourian since he was reported missing.

A Clackamas County deputy said a climber who was not a member of a search team found the body around 8:40 a.m. The body was located near the 8,300-foot level of the mountain, about a half-mile east of Silcox Hut.

The sheriff’s office said crews searched up to the 5,800-foot level of the mountain, but did not continue to higher elevations because they didn’t see any signs that Yaghmourian had continued climbing.

The body was found outside the search area.

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