Graduation 2017 – Class #56

  MCSOSAR – CLASS #56 – 2016-2017   This year we graduated 41 new members into our State Certified Searcher ranks. There have been many changes, and many challenges since September. Starting with a class of 88, these 41 souls have sustained the weather, hundreds of hours of training and…


SAR Finds Lost Hiker in Gorge

COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE — Early Friday morning, search and rescue teams located a 29-year-old man lost hiking in the Columbia River Gorge. The man, from Florida but working in Portland, was hiking the Rock of the Ages trail about four miles above Horsetail Falls when he got lost and called…


Injured Hiker Airlifted to Hospital

COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE, Ore. (KATU) – The Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office says a National Guard helicopter has airlifted an injured hiker to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center. The 66-year-old woman tumbled 100 feet down a steep embankment in the Columbia Gorge Saturday afternoon. The rescue was made near Yeon State Park….


Search Crews Locate 2 Missing Gorge Hikers

MULTNOMAH COUNTY, Ore. — Two hikers who got lost as the sun set while hiking the Columbia Gorge Wednesday have made it back to safety thanks to a Multnomah search and rescue crew response. The hikers were able to communicate with sheriff’s deputies via text message to tell them they…


Missing Portland Man’s Vehicle Turns Up at Horsetail Falls

PORTLAND, Ore. – Officers are searching for a 68-year-old Portland man who went missing on Saturday. Police found Thomas Branch McAdams’ car parked at Horsetail Falls on Sunday, the Bureau’s Missing Persons Unit said. McAdams is described as about 5-foot 11-inches tall, weighing 165 pounds, with gray hair and green…


Texas Firefighter Found Safe

CASCADE LOCKS, Ore. – Rescue crews on Friday found a Texas firefighter who was missing overnight in the Columbia River Gorge. Devin Paez, a 26-year-old firefighter from Austin, Texas, disappeared from his group on Larch Mountain Thursday afternoon. Search & Rescue was called out to Wahkeena Falls in the Columbia…


Deadly Fall at Angel’s Rest

BRIDAL VEIL, Ore. – A man fell to his death from a cliff at Angel’s Rest Friday morning while hiking with a friend in the Columbia River Gorge, the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office said. At around 9:50 a.m., the man fell from a 40 foot cliff about a half mile…


Stranded Hiker Rescued from Multnomah Basin

MCSOSAR performed a quick rescue Saturday afternoon for a solo hiker who had taken a wrong turn, and lost the trail in Multnomah Basin. We would like to remind people to always bring their 10 essentials, including a map, and to stay on trail. Save your cellphone for emergency communications…


Missing Hikers Rescued After Fall in Deep Ravine in Skamania County

CARSON, WA (KPTV) – Two missing hikers were rescued from a deep ravine in the Trapper Creek Wilderness area in Skamania County. Paula Bailes, 38, of Grandview, and Madison Sartain, 22, of Grandview, were reported missing Sunday night. Their mother told deputies they had planned to hike in the area…


Missing Woman’s Car Found at Multnomah Falls

Police at Multnomah Falls say they’ve found a car that belongs to a woman reported missing on Saturday. Multnomah County Search and Rescue personnel have been called out to search the trails for 37-year-old Alissa Marie McCrann, agency spokesman Lt. Steve Alexander said. McCrann did not show up for work on Monday…