Hiker Rescued In The Columbia River Gorge

The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Green Hornets Trail Rescue team was called to the Columbia River Gorge Saturday afternoon after a woman called 911 to report she was lost.

She went hiking with her dog around 1 p.m., but got lost when the weather turned bad and it started getting dark. She had hiked about five miles before she realized she couldn't find her way back.

Members of the Sheriff’s Office Green Hornets Trail Rescue Team, as well as, Members of the Multnomah County Search and Rescue Team arrived at the scene. 

Due to the approaching darkness and worsening weather conditions they quickly went to work. While the Search and Rescue Team set up a command post, and rallied their volunteer members, several members of the Green Hornets deployed and began to make their way toward the hiker’s last suspected location. 

In coordination with the Search and Rescue Team, and members of patrol, the Green Hornets were able to progressively narrow down the lost hikers location. 

She and her dog were found, uninjured, by Green Hornet Commander Monte Reiser, at around 6 p.m. 

Commander Reiser escorted the lost hiker back to the Command Post. 

She said that she is a very experienced hiker but got turned around due to the poor weather conditions and limited light.

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