Current Mission Summaries

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2016 Mission Summary – 14 Missions • 923 Person Hours

Date: Location: Summary: Comments: Resp:
8/26/2016 Sherrard Pt – Larch Mt. 26 yr-old firefighter from Texas lost overnight. Found by hiker on Oneonta Gorge Trail unhurt. 7
07/26/16 Gales Creek Search for missing 13 yr-old girl lost on trail run. Loggers encounter subject and return her to safety. 4
07/09/16 Multnomah Falls-Larch Mt. Additional searching for runner last seen in Dec. PMR focuses on canyon above Falls in search for clues. 8
06/29/16 Memaloose – Clack. River Day 2 for PMR in search for man last seen 6/22. No clues discovered in man's disappearance. 4
06/28/16 Memaloose – Clack. River Day 1 for PMR in search for missing male(35). Car found out of gas at locked gate on a forest road. 10
06/12/16 Reid Headwall – Mt. Hood Pair off-route and stuck high on Reid Headwall. Climbers hoisted by Navy Helo from Whidbey Island,WA. 9
06/09/2016 South Side-Mt. Hood 2 Climbers take roped fall from old chute. AMR and PMR evacuate both, one with serious injuries. 9
05/25/2016 Zig Zag Canyon Snowboarder  (M38) rides into mist. Subject calls 911. Rescued from ZZ below PCT. 7
05/01/16 Mississippi Head Climber (M24) can't find Timberline on descent. climber "coached" back to ski area via cellphone. 7
03/11/16 Mississippi Head Skier lost on southside descent in low visibility Subject calls 911 from location near Mississippi Head 4
02/01/16 Paradise Park 2-day mission to locate lost backcountry skier Skier strays far to the west in low visibility descent. 8
01/23/16 Multnomah Falls-Larch Mt. Snow melt allows for continued search effort Trail-runner(F,37) last seen on Larch Mt. 12/19/15. 14
01/18/16 Timberline-Mt. Hood Snowboarders (F29, M12) lost below ski area. PMR locates pair and leads them to Government Camp 4
01/09/16 Tilly Jane Area-Mt. Hood Two At Skiers become lost and spend night out PMR joins the Crag Rats in a successful rescue 15
01/02/16 Alpine Trail-Mt.Hood Climber misses Timberline on descent. Subject located just above Government Camp. 7

2015 Mission Summary – 16 Missions • 971 Person Hours

Date: Location: Summary: Comments: Resp:
12/24/15 Larch Mt. Search Search for missing 37 yr-old woman. Effort suspended with no clues found 10
07/31/15 Surprise Lakes, WA Multi-day search for Berrie Picker (age 87, Female). Found in good shape after three days out. 11
07/12/15 Columbia Gorge Three, one injured, off trail below Cougar Rock PMR ropes trio down through steep terrain. 4
06/28/15 Tanner Creek Two male hikers (47,50) stuck off trail Hikers reached by PMR and guided to safety 12
06/14/15 Mt. Hood-Summit Women's leg broken by rockfall below summit. PMR packages. Army Guard Blackhawk hoists. 10
06/04/15 Mt. Hood – South Side [Full Story Climber (66, Male) dies in fall on SS route PMR and AMR recover body from Hot Rocks 7
05/31/15 Horsetail Falls Hiker (19,Female) slips and falls from trail. Hiker assisted by others as PMR is activated. 6
05/25/15 Mt. Adams 4 members out for a ski are called into service. Team evacuates woman with fractured ankle. 4
05/03/15 Prospecter Cr. Falls, WA Night search from cliffs for 39 year old missing man Divers recover body submerged beneath falls 5
03/25/15 Herman Creek Hiker (60, Male) lost overnight in Hood River County Man aided by others as PMR activates 7
03/11/15 Lost Lake Female backpacker overdue on two-day trip. Subject fears trip across steep snow. Sits tight. 6
02/14/15 McNeil Point-Mt. Hood Hiker (50,Male) intimidated by icy conditions. After 911 call, subject is assisted by other hikers. 9
01/31/15 Mt. Hood-Mazama Chute [Full Story Pair and individual climber take separate falls. PMR Ready Team on scene. Couple airlifted. 19
01/10/15 Hood-Mississippi Head [Full Story Man becomes lost on hike above Timberline. Ski Patrol, PMR and PNWSAR join in effort. 6
01/07/15 Mt. Hood-South Side [Full Story]   Climber (62) sustains injuries in 200 ft. slide. AMR treats, PMR and Timberline Patrol transport 10
01/04/15 Mt. St. Helens Pair lost overnight west of Winter Route. Subjects located as PMR responds to SAR Base 11

 

2014 Mission Summary – 16 Missions • 1385 Person Hours

Date: Location: Summary: Comments: Resp:
11/26/14 Mt. Hood Overdue solo climber (Male 23). 911 called. Subject reached Lodge during PMR activation 1
11/13/14 Middle Sister SAR Climber(39) falls. Partner unable to locate him. Partner evacuated in storm. Search ongoing. 4
11/09/14 McNeil Pt., Mt. Hood 2 teens separated and lost on ice cave trip. Both located and rescued uninjured. 6
10/03/14 Crater Rock, Mt. Hood [Full Story] PMR rescues ill-prepared "climber" Uninjured male (27) assisted down from 10400' 6
09/14/14 Big Lava Bed, WA [Full Story] Day two of search in rough terrain No concrete clues located 9
09/13/14 Big Lava Bed, WA [Full Story] Searching for man missing since Sept. 2013. PMR joins approx. 40 others in the effort 6
07/20/14 Zig Zag Canyon PMR team investigates object in canyon. Wayward tent/contents found. Owner notified. 5
07/15-16/14 Ohanapecosh Park – MRNP [Full Story] Provided two teams in search for lost hiker. No clues found in large scale air & ground search. 6
07/10/14 Wyeth – Columbia Gorge PMR on stand by during helicopter rescue 3 teens airlifted by National Guard Blackhawk 5
06/01/14 Crater Rock – Mt. Hood [Full Story] Medical evacuation of 36 yr-old female climber PMR transports patient via liter to Ski Area 10
05/24/14 Hot Rocks – Mt. Hood [Full story] Climber (59) takes long fall into fumarole Rescued by PMR, AMR, and Army Guard Helo 22
05/21/14 Queen's Chair – Mt. Hood [Full story] Recovery. Climber died in fall on 5/13 PMR provides support to Crag Rat-led effort 6
05/12/14 Mt. Bachelor PMR lends a hand in search for missing skier. 21 yr-old Autistic subject located NE of ski area 3
05/17/14 Troutdale Searching for clues in 2/24 disappearance Nothing new in 2nd sweep of steep search area 15
04/26/14 Zig Zag Glacier Two men lost in whiteout west of Palmer Lift Ski Patrol rescues. PMR cancelled enroute 9
03/24/14 South of Molalla 62 year-old woman missing 12 days. Car located. PMR searches vicinity. No clues. 7
02/25/14 Troutdale Man walks away from Police after car crash. Unsuccessful search in steep, brushy terrain. 12
01/06/14 Zig Zag Mountain [Full story] Guard Helo spots missing hiker's camp fire. PMR escorts lost man(71) and dog to safety. 11
01/02/14 Salmon River Canyon Injured 26 yr-old woman rescued by Ski Patrol. PMR rescuers called off while in transit. 11

2013 Mission Summary – 22 Missions • 2143 Person Hours

Date: Location: Summary: Comments: Resp:
12/22/13 Oneonta Gorge [Full Story] SAR Op for possible subject locates puppy. Stranded dog lifted from gorge below Triple Falls. 13
11/26/13 Mt Hood – South Side Climber(62) falls on Coalman Headwall. Airlifted by National Guard. PMR in support. 15
09/30 thru 10/01/13 Big Lava Bed, WA 2 days on search for missing caver. Search suspended after 1 week with no clues. 9
09/26/13 Santiam State Forest Day 3 of search for Mushroom Hunter (54M). Trucker picks up subject on Mollala River Rd. 7
08/23/13 Columbia River Gorge [Full Story] Deceased male found below Ecola Falls Recovery performed by PMR team. 13
08/22/13 Columbia River Gorge Cliffed-out party located by MCSOSAR. PMR rigs to rescue 1 Adult and 5 Teens 8
08/13/13 Mt. Hood – Cooper Spur [Full Story] Tracks and witness reports focus search. NG Helo locates body. Currently unrecoverable. 9
08/12/13 Mt. Hood – Cooper Spur [Full Story] Search for overdue Polish Soldier(32). PMR sends personnel to Cloud Cap to assist. 6
08/03/13 White River Glacier [Full Story] 25 yr-old camp coach killed by serac collapse. Crag Rats and PMR perform recovery. 8
06/23 thru 06/30/13 Mt. Hood [Full Story] Climber(59) missing on solo Leuthold climb. Body recovered on Sandy Headwall. 30
06/15/13 Canyon Creek, WA Search for 19 yr-old female on spiritual quest. Reported leaving camp naked, with little gear. 6
06/13/13 Paradise Park Lost male(53) backbacker calls for help. PMR joins PNWSAR to assist subject. 6
06/02/13 Mt. Hood – South Side 24 yr-old Skier falls from Mazama Chute. Climbers, PMR and Ski Patrol provide aid. 3
05/01/13 Mt. Hood – South Side Climber tumbles down Coalman Headwall. Lower leg injury requires evacuation by PMR. 11
03/30/13 Mt. Hood [Full Story] NG Helo rescues hiker NW of Paradise Park. Subject spent 6 nights out lost and injured. 13
03/29/13 Mt. Hood [Full Story] Car of overdue 23 yr-old female hiker located. PMR searches Zig Zag Glacier and Canyons. 7
03/22/13 Still Creek Activated to find last of 3 skiers lost overnight. Subject located as PMR responds. 5
03/11/13 Table Mountain, WA Day 2 of search for possible hiker in trouble. No evidence found to support need for search. 4
03/10/13 Crown Point [Full Story] Deceased male(34) and vehicle recovered. Subject wanted on felony charges from 2012. 16
02/24/13 Timberline [Full Story] Intoxicated man in Salmon River Canyon. AMR, Hoodland Fire and PMR haul subject out. 2
02/16/13 Little Zig Zag Canyon PMR called to assist out-of-bounds skier. Mission cancelled enroute. 6
02/02/13 Little Zig Zag Canyon [Full Story] Skier injured in nighttime fall on solo tour. 8-hour litter evacuation through difficult terrain. 17
01/12/13 Mt. Hood – Zig Zag Glacier Backcountry Skier (36F) reported missing. Callout Cancelled. Subject safe in Gov. Camp. 6
01/02/13 Multnomah Falls Search for missing 43 year-old male. No clues found in technical terrain 9

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