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…


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…


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…


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…


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…