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Hiker gets lost near Larch Mountain, found safe

CASCADE LOCKS, Ore. — Rescue crews searched overnight Tuesday for a hiker that was lost in the Mt. Hood National Forest near Larch Mountain, the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office said. Alexio Avila called emergency dispatchers saying he trekked to the top of Larch Mountain and lost his track on the…

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Hikers safe after getting lost on trail near Multnomah Falls

CORBETT, Ore. – Two hikers lost overnight above Multnomah Falls burned some of their clothing to stay warm. Those hikers got lost after nightfall and called for help just after 7 p.m. Thursday. Search and rescue crews say the two 20-year-old Salem women were not prepared with camping gear, emergency…

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Teens learn leadership, survival through search, rescue program

Charlotte and Colin Klein, twin sophomores at Grant High School, stand ready to search and rescue when people get lost in nature. The siblings belong to Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue, a group of about 120 adult and youth volunteers who have been trained to methodically search and…

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Lost hikers from Florida rescued at Yeon State Park

MULTNOMAH COUNTY, Ore. — Crews worked for several hours late Monday night to locate two lost hikers at Yeon State Park. According to a news release from Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office, the two hikers got lost during a 5-mile hike on Elowa Falls trail around 5 p.m. They had run…

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Three 19-year-old hikers rescued near Oneonta Falls

MULTNOMAH COUNTY, Ore. — It took search crews several hours to rescue three hikers who lost their way near Oneonta Falls Saturday According to the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office, 19-year-old Leah Freeman, Kyra Jorgensen and Andrew Scott climbed up “elevator shaft” in the Gorge around 3 p.m. Saturday. They planned…

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Injured hikers rescued from Columbia River Gorge trails

MULTNOMAH COUNTY, Ore. — Crews helped rescue two injured hikers along Columbia River Gorge trails Thursday afternoon. The first hiker slid off the trail and injured their ankle about a mile up the Wahkeena Falls Trail around noon. Another hiker fell and suffered a leg injury about a mile away on the…

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2 hikers rescued Saturday night above Oneonta Falls

PORTLAND, Ore. A day hike turned into a late night rescue after a pair of hikers got lost on the Multnomah Falls trails. According to the Multnomah County Sheriff’s office, the couple called 911 around 9:30 p.m., Saturday. They texted rescuers a picture of a nearby sign and crews were…

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Group of 4 lost hikers located on Eagle Creek Trail

HOOD RIVER CO., Ore. – Four missing young adults were spotted by a search plane Friday morning along the Eagle Creek Trailhead. Search & Rescue crews from Hood River and Multnomah Counties worked through the night to locate the group of four 18 to 20-year-old hikers reported as lost on…

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4 missing hikers on Larch Mountain found safe

LARCH MOUNTAIN, Ore. – Four hikers not prepared for overnight conditions were lost on Larch Mountain in east Multnomah County, according to the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office. Search and rescue teams found them safe last night. The sheriff’s office said one of the hikers called his mom at about 5:45…

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‘I’m happy they came down and there were no injuries’

MULTNOMAH FALLS, Ore. – An Estacada man and his nephew managed to hike out and find rescuers on Friday morning after spending a chilly night in the woods around Multnomah Falls. Dean Adams, 50, and his nephew Kyle Miller, 6, hunkered down for the night near Horsetail Falls after losing…