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Lost hiker found in Columbia River Gorge

Posted July 10th, 2014 @ 8:49am

33-year-old Jessica Wheeler went hiking in the Columbia River Gorge near Horsetail Falls on Monday, but got lost.  She had used to cell phone to call her husband, but then he was no longer able to reach her.  He called for help.

Wednesday night, search teams went up the Horsetail Falls trail and a plane searched the area.  The crew in the plane spotted what appeared to be  a flashlight in the area of Nesmith Point.  Thursday morning, search and rescue teams concentrated on that area and found her in a remote area that's difficult to navigate.

Wheeler was in good condition and hiked down with search and rescue teams.

Photo: KATU-TV

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