Mission Summaries 2002 – 2005

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2005 Mission Summary – 7 Missions • 400 Person Hours

Date: Location: Summary: Comments: Resp:
Jan 10 Near Estacada, OR(Hwy 224) Stolen car in ravine off highway Small team investigated car 6
May 29 Mount Hood (Zig Zag Canyon)[Full Story] Injured hiker and stranded dog Rescue and ground evacuation by PMR Ready Team 6
Jun 11 Ripplebrook, OR (Near Pinhead Buttes)[Full Story] Missing man Subject not found after 5 day search 7
Oct 11 Goat Mountain (Near Colton, OR)[Full Story] Body recovery Recovery via technical rigging system 4
Nov 5 Mount Hood (Glade Trail) Missing skier Recalled before arrival(subject located by authorities) N/A
Nov 15-16 Mount Hood (South Side)[Full Story] Missing climber Ground evacuation 12
Nov 20 Near Estacada, OR Missing person (missing for 10 days) Not found 9
Dec 5 Mount Hood(West Leg Road)[Full Story] Stranded snowboarders Ground evacuation 10

2004 Mission Summary – 16 Missions • 900+ Person Hours

Date: Location: Summary: Comments: Resp:
Feb 7 Near Estacada, OR (Bagby Hot Springs) Missing Person Recalled Before Arrival(Person Found Deceased) N/A
Feb 22 Near Estacada, OR(Clackamas River) [Full Story] 2 Body Recoveries (Drowning victims) Technical Extraction From River Bank 15
Apr 3 Mount Hood (Reid Glacier) [Full Story] 2 Injured Climbers Helicopter Evac(1042nd National Guard) 9
Apr 10-11 Mount Hood (Yocum Ridge) [Full Story] 2 Stranded Climbers Ground Evacuation (Via Foot and Sno-Cat) 10
Apr 18 Mount Hood (South Side) Missing Snowboarder Recalled before arrival (Ski Patrol found subject) N/A
Apr 26 Mount Jefferson (Milk Creek) Injured Climber(Not ambulatory) Helicopter Evac (1042nd National Guard) (PMR team recalled before arrival) 6
May 8 Columbia River Gorge (Cape Horn, WA) Fall Victim (Deceased) Stand-By Only(High Angle Extraction Not Required) N/A
May 16 Mount Hood (South Side) [Full Story] Lost Snowboarder Walked out with rescuers (PNWSAR) 10
May 18 Mount Hood(South Side)[Full Story] Injured Climber Stranded in Crevasse Extracted from crevasse. Ground evacuation (manual & sno-cat). Helicopter Evac (1042nd National Guard) 14
May 19 Near Molalla, OR [Full Story] Body Recovery (Plane crash victim) Unable to recover body (Other crews were successful May 20) 8
Jul 5 Mount Hood (South Side) [Full Story] Injured Climber (Glissading Accident) Lowered in litter to top of ski area. Mt Hood Ski Patrol transported to Timberline 2
Jul 11 Mount Adams (South Side) [Full Story] Injured Climber (Glissading Accident) Ground evacuation 5
Jul 23 Mount Hood (South Side) [Full Story] Injured Climber (Fall Near Hogsback) Lowered in litter from Hogsback to top of ski area. Transported to Timberline Lodge via Sno-Cat 8
Jul 26 Mount Jefferson (West Face) Possibly Injured Hiker Mission canceled N/A
Aug 26 Mount Hood (Timberline Trail) [Full Story] Missing Hiker (Overdue from hiking trip) Found deceased in Sandy River Canyon 4
Sep 13 Near Estacada, OR [Full Story] Missing Mushroom Picker Subject found by passing hiker during search effort 10
Sep 25 Mount Hood (Glisan Glacier) [Full Story] Injured Hiker (Glissading Accident) Air evacuation by 1042nd National Guard helicopter. PMR and AMR on scene 10
Sep 30 Mount Hood(South Side) [Full Story] Injured Climber (Fractured Leg) Ground evacuation(Via foot and sno-cat) 7
Oct 23 Mount Hood (Palmer Snowfield) Deceased Hiker (Cause not known) Stand-By Only. Recovered by Timberline Ski Area N/A
Nov 4 Mount Hood (Sandy Glacier) [Full Story] 2 Injured Climbers (Fall from Sandy Headwall into Sandy Glacier crevasse). One deceased; One seriously injured Air evacuation by 1042nd National Guard helicopter. PMR and AMR on scene 12
Dec 23 Mount Hood(Pearly Gates) Injured Climber Ground evacuation 9

2003 Mission Summary – 12 Missions • +1150 Person Hours

Date: Location: Summary: Comments: Resp:
Jan 12 Mount Hood (South Side)[Full Story] 5 Stranded Climbers in Snow Cave Near Summit Ground Evacuation (Via Foot and Sno-Cat) 15
Mar 2-6 Mount Hood (South Side) [Full Story] Missing Snowshoer Not Found (See Aug. 2 Below) 38
Mar 18 Mount Hood (Alpine Trail) Injured Snowboarder Recalled Before Arrival (Sno-Cat Evac) (AMR RAT Team) N/A
Apr 6 Mount Rainier (Nisqually Glacier) [Full Story] 3 Missing Hikers Ground Evacuation (NPS & MRA Teams).PMR provided equipment support and backup 9
Jun 28 Mount Adams (South Side) [Full Story] Lost Ski Mountaineer Walked Out On Own During Search 5
Jul 13 Mount Adams (South Side) [Full Story] Injured Climber Ground Evacuation 4
Jul 13 Mount St. Helens (Monitor Ridge) [Full Story] Injured Climber Ground and Air Evacuation 2
Jul 31 Mount Hood (Zig Zag Canyon) Injured Dog (Fell into Canyon) Ground Evacuation 7
Aug 2 Mount Hood(South Side) [Full Story] Missing Snowshoer (Multi-Agency Search for remains of snowshoer from Mar. 2003 mission) Remains of Another Person Found By Pacific Northwest Search and Rescue 15
Aug 9 Mount Hood (Zig Zag Canyon) [Full Story] Stranded Dog and Owner (Slid into Canyon) Technical Extraction from Canyon (Walked Out) 2
Aug 31 Near Estacada, OR (Abbott Road) [Full Story] Body Recovery (Motor Vehicle Accident Victim) Technical Extraction from Steep Embankment 8
Aug 31 Mount Hood (Zig Zag Canyon) Stranded Dog Mission Canceled Before Response N/A
Sep 8 Near Estacada, OR(FR-45) [Full Story] Body Recovery (Motor Vehicle Accident Victim) Technical Extraction from Steep Embankment 9

2002 Mission Summary – 17 Missions • 1210 Person Hours

Date: Location: Summary: Comments: Resp:
Jan 17 Mount Hood (South Side) [Full Story] Stranded Climbers (White-Out) Ground Evacuation (Via Sno-Cat) 3
Feb 2 Glenwood, OR (Near Banks) [Full Story] Missing Person Not Found 6
Feb 11 Sandy, OR [Full Story] Missing Ultralight Plane & Pilot Found Deceased by Workers at Boring Tree Nursery 5
Feb 11-18 Mount Bachelor (Near Bend, OR) [Full Story] Missing Snowboarder Not Found (Body Discovered Mar 4 by Ski Patrol) 27
Feb 17 Mount Hood (Mirror Lake Trail) [Full Story] Stranded Hikers (Darkness) Escorted Out of Wilderness 7
Mar 23 Mount Hood (Timberline) 2 Missing Snowboarders (12-Year-Olds) Recalled After Subjects Found in Local Hotel 10
Mar 24 Mount Hood (South Side) [Full Story] Sick Climber Lost in Overcast Conditions Guided Down Via Cell Phone and GPS Receiver 1
Mar 24 Mount Hood (Snow Bunny) [Full Story] 2 Missing X-Country Skiers Escorted Out of Wilderness 13
Mar 26 Mount Hood (Hawkins Cliff) 2 Stranded Climbers Stand-By Only (Walked Out) N/A
Apr 8 Mount Hood (Trillium Lake) 3 Lost Snowshoers Recalled Before Arrival (Walked Out) N/A
May 10 Sandy River Gorge (Oxbow Park – Gresham, OR) [Full Story] Missing Fisherman Not Found 6
May 16 Mount Hood (Near Mississippi Headwall & Zig Zag Canyon) [Full Story] Injured Skier Ground Evacuation (Via Sno-Cat) (AMR RAT Team) 11
May 23 Mount Hood (Sandy Headwall) [Full Story] Sick Climber PMR Stabilized. Air Evacuation by Air Force 304th Rescue Squadron 7
May 30 Mount Hood (Bergschrund) [Full Story] Climbing Accident (Fall) With 3 Killed and 4 Seriously Injured. Air Force Pave Hawk Helicopter Crash During Rescue Attempt With Five Injured – One Seriously PMR & AMR RAT Team Stabilized Injured Victims. Seriously Injured Patients Evacuated by Oregon National Guard 1042nd Air Ambulance Unit & Air Force 304th Rescue Squadron. Ground Evacuation For All Other Injured Subjects. Body Recoveries of the 3 Fatalities 17
July 17 Mount Adams 2 Overdue Climbers Standby Only (Rescued by local MRA Unit) N/A
Sep 29 Mount Hood (South Side) Missing Hiker Recalled Before Arrival (Walked Out) N/A
Sep 30 Mount Adams (South Side) 2 Missing Climbers Recalled Before Arrival (Walked Out) N/A
Nov 23 Mount Hood (Mirror Lake Trail) 3 Lost Hikers Escorted Out of Wilderness (With AMR RAT Team & PNW) 1
Dec 26, 28-30 Tillamook State Forest (Kings Mountain) [Full Story] Missing Trail Runner High Angle Search & Body Recovery 20+