Crown Point Recovery

At the request of the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office, Portland Mountain Rescue assisted with the investigation and recovery of a vehicle reported to be far over the edge of the Columbia River Highway near Crown Point. A team of 16 PMR rescuers set up a rope system and lowered a rescuer to investigate the vehicle which was found to contain a deceased person. PMR rescuers cleared obstacles for extraction of the vehicle. They then ferried the cable from a crane down the cliff and attached the cable to the vehicle. The crane drug the vehicle up several hundred feet to the highway. The matter is the subject of further investigation by law enforcement officials.