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…


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…


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…